University of North Texas Dallas - Lecturer of Agriculture

Jun 21, 2017
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Four-Year Institution
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Lecturer of Agriculture .

As a young university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNTD is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success.Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 to 3,050 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System?s downtown campus, began instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. For more information about UNT Dallas, please visit our website at University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Agriculture, beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to lead development of the emerging urban agriculture program at UNT Dallas. As a part of this urban agriculture initiative, UNT Dallas has partnered with El Centro College, Dallas, TX, to develop a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree that includes undergraduate agricultural training and advances students? STEM skills. This effort is being supported at UNTD by a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Education.We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD?s urban agriculture program through program development, student recruitment, and community outreach. This new faculty member will provide leadership in developing service and experiential learning opportunities, academic and community partnerships, and internships in nonprofit and for-profit sectors throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We seek an experienced academic leader who can contribute to the Agriculture program by teaching a range of courses in their area of academic and professional expertise, including such topics as plant and soil science, agriculture education, horticulture, landscaping, nutrition, greenhouse management, and urban agriculture. This new faculty member will also be responsible for developing online courses; a student Urban Agriculture Club; and collaborative relationships with community gardeners and other urban agriculture entities.UNT Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university. Our goal is to offer undergraduate and graduate level training that enhances our students? lives, helps them succeed in the workplace, and makes a difference in their communities.RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations for Lecturers at UNTD include excellent teaching and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high quality service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, program leadership, coordinating service learning, and committee leadership.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing