Lecturer- Agricultural Mechanization & Business

Clemson, SC
Jan 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Lecturer, Agricultural Mechanization & Business

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Agricultural Sciences (AS), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Lecturer level in the area of Agricultural Mechanization & Business. The Agricultural Mechanization & Business Program at Clemson University is a growing program with a broad array of faculty and students concentrating on the applications of agricultural and basic sciences with business management to focus on topics such as mechanical and power systems, farm management, precision agriculture, soil and water conservation, irrigation, as well as other agricultural systems. The Agricultural Mechanization & Business program currently has seven tenure-track faculty and one lecturer. The position is a 9-month appointment. The desired starting date is July 15, 2017.

Clemson University is a Land Grant university located on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. The 1,400 acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. Clemson University is recognized as a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate courses in the fields associated with the agricultural mechanization program. Teaching load will include three to four undergraduate classes per semester. Courses that the lecturer may teach include: AGM 1010 Intro to Agricultural Mechanization & Business, 2200 Calculations, 3710 Agricultural Mechanization Practicum, 4000 Senior Seminar, 4020 Irrigation Design, 4060 Mechanical and Hydraulic Systems, 4520 Mobile Power, 4600 Electrical Systems, and 4720 Capstone depending on candidates background and experience. The successful candidates will be expected to advise students and work with student clubs. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach summer school courses for additional compensation.


Minimum requirement is an M.S. in agricultural mechanization, agricultural systems management, agricultural system technology, agricultural engineering, biosystems engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field. Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught in undergraduate agricultural mechanization courses required. Successful candidates will have strong teaching capability, excellent communication skills, and a desire to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Previous experience in agricultural production is preferred. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a PhD while developing instructional skills if not already obtained.


Please submit: (1) a letter of interest with applicant's contact information; (2) three references letters; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions(BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (5) a Vitae to Interfolio.

For additional information, please contact the Search Chair found below.

Search Committee Chair

Dr. Calvin Sawyer


Clemson University

243 McAdams Hall

Clemson, SC 29634

864-656-4072 (office)

To ensure full consideration, a complete application must be received by March 1, 2017. Review of materials will begin subsequently and continue until position is filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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