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Position Title: Assistant Professor TENURE-TRACK in Ag Education
Salary:$60,000 - $75,000
Part/Full:Full Time

Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students of which approximately half are in residence and half are enrolled in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMC proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two year college in 1966, and to a four year college in 1993. Since 1993, UMC has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment. UMC is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMC makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach with experiential learning that puts students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMC delivers world‐class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close‐knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMC has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2018, 2015, and #2 for 2016. U.S. News has ranked UMC among the top four in this category for the past 21 consecutive years.
POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in Agriculture Education and Animal Science in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 13, 2018. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the Teacher Education Program in Agricultural Education and deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Agriculture Education and Animal Science programs. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Careers in Agricultural/Extension Education, Farm Business Management, Early Experience in Agricultural Education, SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) and FFA, Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education, Methods of Teaching Farm Business Management, Agricultural Education Program Organization, Student Teaching: Work-Based Learning, Student Teaching: Farm Business Management, Student Teaching: Middle School, Student Teaching: High School, Dairy Production, Animal Evaluation, Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems, Ag Products and Processing, and Animal Systems Management. A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own research program, with a focus on Agriculture Education or animal production. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; help expand our
network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree or ABD in Agriculture Education with a valid teaching license in any state and a minimum of three years high school agricultural education teaching experience or related fields; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree or ABD in Agriculture Education with teaching licensures and good credentials to teaching animal science production courses. Teaching and/or research experience in an academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successful implementing externally funded projects and grants.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position, attach a cover letter, and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading other required documents such as references, unofficial college transcripts and teaching/research statements.
Review of application materials will begin February 12th, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna A Maiga, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department Head by telephone: (218) 281- 8107 or e-mail:
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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Company/Institution:University of Minnesota Crookston
City, State:Crookston, MN
Zip Code:56716

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