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Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication, University of Georgia, Athens Georgia
The University of Georgia was founded in 1785 as the nation’s first publicly chartered university. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is rated among the top colleges in the nation for excellence. Agriculture is the most important economic driver in Georgia.
Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The position is an academic year (nine month) tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level with responsibilities in teaching and outreach. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
Desired Qualifications 1. Doctor of philosophy degree in a discipline area consistent with an appointment in agricultural leadership. 2. Scholarship and abilities in line with the rank of Assistant Professor. 3. Evidence of excellent teaching, research, and service with demonstrated ability to engage in a scholarly community and secure external funding to support creative work focused on agricultural leadership.
Position Responsibilities (75% Teaching, 25% Outreach) 1. Teach six courses in agricultural leadership. These courses include courses in both introductory and advanced leadership theory, an online course in leadership in agricultural organizations, a global seminar and lead a campus-based and study abroad course to Scotland on leadership and service learning. 2. Advise students in the Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education degree program. 3. Serve as program coordinator for a university-wide leadership and service certificate program. 4. Work closely with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to provide support for creation, implementation, evaluation, and improvement in leadership development programs for CAES clientele throughout the state. 5. Demonstrate scholarship through externally funded grants and refereed journal publications to advance the theory and practice of agricultural leadership. 6. Support the department in its mission of promoting food, environmental, and social sustainability. 7. Provide service to the department, college, university, and agricultural education community. 8. In addition to assigned courses offering during the academic year, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop and offer summer academic offerings in agricultural leadership.
To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, official transcripts, vita, a vision for the role of a faculty member to enhance agricultural leadership in Georgia, and three letters of reference to FacultyJobs @ UGA website: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/. Additional inquires can be directed to Dr. Lauren Griffeth, Search Committee Chair, 314 Hoke Smith Building, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Anticipated start date is August 7, 2017.
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