Professor and Department Head, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) offers multi-disciplinary teaching, research and extension programs aimed at developing and supporting professionals for agricultural education, communication, environmental education, and leadership. We offer personal attention and a challenging, yet supportive, learner-centered educational environment. The College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) and the ALEC department offer a small school atmosphere amidst the abundant opportunities and resources at the the University of Georgia. We offer a solid curriculum designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. Our faculty are highly rated for their teaching, research, and Extension programs. Their areas of focus include teacher education, communication, Extension education, environmental education, leadership development, service learning, interdisciplinary education, program development and evaluation, internationalization of the curriculum, international development, distance education, information and technology transfer, and organizational/community change and problem solving skills. This position is based out of the Four Towers building on River Road on UGA's East Campus, near the Visitor's Center, the Ramsey Student Activities Center, the Health Center, convenient parking and bus service. The University of Georgia is situated in lively Athens, Georgia, about 70 miles east of Atlanta. http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/alec.html Position Responsibilities: * Provide academic and administrative leadership to faculty, staff, and students in the Department * Provide fiscal and operational oversight of all research and educational programs of the Department * Lead the development and implementation of academic programs that attract and retain students at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels * Ensure there is exemplary competency in preparing graduates to enter the workforce in agricultural education * Work closely with the Georgia Department of Education leaders, Georgia Agribusiness, and Advisory Boards to enhance the reputation of CAES and support employment opportunities for graduates * Assist faculty in successful grantsmanship * Teach at least one undergraduate course and at least one graduate course per year * Establish and maintain productive working relationships with alumni and ALEC constituent bases (e.g. Agriculture Teachers, Extension Professionals, and Agribusiness Leaders) * Ensure diversity among students and faculty in the department * Provide formal and informal mentorship to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students * Collaborate with other department heads/administrators in the college Minimum qualifications for possible appointment ranks additionally include the following: 1. Earned doctorate in Agricultural Leadership, Education, or Communication, or in Agricultural related field in line with the rank of Associate/Full Professor. 2. Specific qualifications per rank: a. ASSOCIATE Professor: i. In addition to terminal degree appropriate for their discipline, earned tenure at an accredited university. ii. Publications in top tier journals in the discipline. iii. Served as Primary Investigator or Co-Primary Investigator on at least one competitive grant in past three years. iv. Received early-career recognition for outstanding scholarship, teaching or service from college or university. v. Experience teaching college-level courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. vi. Served as graduate committee advisor and evidence of successful graduate student mentoring ability. vii. Show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as regional or national authority in work assignments, unless such assignments are normally at the local or state level. b. PROFESSOR: i. In addition to terminal degree appropriate for their discipline, earned tenure at an accredited university. ii. Established an award-winning publication record in top tier journals in the discipline. iii. Served as Primary Investigator or Co-Primary Investigator on at least one competitive grant in past five years. iv. Received awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching and service from professional societies in Agricultural leadership, education, and/or communication. v. Experience teaching college-level courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. vii. Served as graduate committee advisor and evidence of successful graduate student mentoring ability. viii. Show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as regional or national authority in work assignments, unless such assignments are normally at the local or state level. c. Appointment rank for candidates not currently in a faculty appointment will be assessed commensurate with professional experience within areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned doctorate 2. Demonstrated ability in working and communicating effectively with faculty, staff, students, and clientele 3. Proven leader with excellent decision-making, motivation, relationship-building, and oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Earned doctorate in Agricultural Leadership, Education or Communication or related field (e.g., Extension) 2. Strong evidence of research productivity 3. Strong evidence of funding and extramural grantsmanship 4. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and Extension

Salary: Salary and faculty appointment rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Tenured

Employee Percentage: 100%

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area