Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Engineering Technology)
Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Engineering Technology)
Rank Assistant or Associate Professor
FLSA status Exempt
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nine month appointment.
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College College of Science & Engineering Technology
Department Dept of Agricultural Sciences
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
This position is an academic-year (nine month) appointment with opportunities for summer employment. The primary role assignment is teaching (75%) and the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses to students pursuing degrees in Agricultural Engineering Technology (AGET) and other degree programs within the University. The secondary role assignment is research (25%) and will involve the development of a sustainable research program related to the Agricultural Engineering Technology profession. All faculty members are also expected to make positive contributions to the University through a service role by providing leadership at the campus, community, state, and national level(s).
The successful applicant for this position will provide teaching excellence in the Agricultural Engineering Technology degree program. The teaching assignment (traditional delivery and/or online) will involve graduate and undergraduate instruction primarily for AGET majors, and other majors/minors at the University. Responsibilities include supervision of the AGET degree program, overseeing student-directed studies and internships, supervising undergraduate/graduate research projects, supervising graduate student thesis and comprehensive exam committees, recruiting students for the program, and co-advising AGET majors and the Agricultural Engineering Technology Club. This faculty member will participate in research and scholarly activities commensurate with rank. Additionally, this faculty member will participate in service activities that serve stakeholders at the department, campus, community, state, and national levels. This may include service to the Texas and National FFA organizations, Texas 4-H, state and national Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources teachers, business and industry groups, and professional organizations. For an appointment at the associate professor level, the candidate will need to have a positive professional reputation for collegiality, a solid record of scholarly publications and service, and a record of extramural funding necessary to sustain a research program.
This faculty position will be located on the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) campus in Huntsville, TX. Rank will be determined when the position is filled and is dependent upon the experience of the candidate.
Educational Requirements for the Position
An earned doctorate in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Systems Management, or a closely related field. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is also expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language are required. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration. All but dissertation candidates may be considered.
Experience Required for the Position
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Employment at a post-secondary institution and experience teaching AGET related courses, experience with distance education technology, teaching strategies, and Learning Management Systems (LMS) Leadership experience with AGET-type programs and student organizations.
History of graduate student mentoring and hands-on experience with statistical analysis of research data. Success in the development of a highly productive scholarly agenda, including publications in refereed journals, success in obtaining funding to support sustainable research projects and success in providing professional development workshops to stakeholder groups (i.e. agricultural science teachers, industry groups, etc.)
Three years of teaching experience in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the secondary education level and/or three years of industry experience related to the AGET curriculum.
Other Requirements for the Position
The position will begin September 2018.
Special Instructions Summary
Electronically (https://shsu.peopleadmin.com) submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Research & Goals. Official transcripts for all university work should be sent by the candidate directly to the search committee chair. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to the search committee chair.