Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Sciences
POSITION: Full-time, nine-month probationary tenure-track position (75% teaching/25% research).
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in crop sciences and agronomy management. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a high quality research program that includes grant writing and publishing within the discipline. Additional responsibilities include developing and teaching crop sciences M.S. graduate courses, supervising M.S. graduate students, advising departmental student organizations, and participating in appropriate professional and University service.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a doctorate in crop sciences, agronomy, or a closely related area. Applicants with an expected completion of a doctoral degree by May 2019 will be considered. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Starting date is August 16, 2018.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY and THE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Illinois State University was founded in 1857 and is the oldest public university in Illinois. The Department of Agriculture is home to approximately 585 undergraduate students, 15 M.S. graduate students and 11 full-time faculty. Facilities include a 360 acre teaching and research farm with grain and livestock production. The College of Applied Science and Technology is home to 4,200 undergraduate students, 350 graduate students and 163 full-time faculty. The College of Applied Science and Technology includes the Departments of Agriculture, Criminal Justice Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Military Science, and Technology, and the Schools of Information Technology and Kinesiology and Recreation (http://cast.illinoisstate.edu/). University-wide there are approximately 20,500 students in the six colleges. Illinois State (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University ranks in the top 10% of all U.S. universities for 6-year graduation rate (73.4%) and freshman retention rate (81.1%).
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL COMMUNITY: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to the Illinois Farm Bureau, GROWMARK, Country Financial Insurance, the Illinois Soybean Association, and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Many additional agronomic and agribusiness firms operate out of central Illinois. The community also is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. For the third consecutive year, Illinois State University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, apply online to posting number 0709912 at http://jobs.ilstu.edu and attach a letter of application, full vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references (name, phone number, email address) by November 3, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to:
Mrs. Kathy Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Phone: (309) 438-5655 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Web site: http://agriculture.illinoisstate.edu/
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