College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor - Agricultural Educ

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Position: A Tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position is available in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The faculty position is provided on a 9-month (academic year) basis, with tenure residing in a department appropriate for the candidate's area of research in the College of ACES, and will reflect a 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. The position announcement may be found at the following website on the U of I Job Board:

Available: As early as August 16, 2018 or soon thereafter

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in agricultural leadership; leadership education; agricultural education or communications; organization development; leadership; higher education; or any other closely related field. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with undergraduate and graduate students as well as local, national/global groups required. Successful candidates must have a proven record of excellence in teaching and student centered/service learning in the context of leadership development, and scholarly research, publication and engagement.

Responsibilities: Build a strong international reputation through research, teaching and engagement in human capacity development related to agricultural leadership, education and communication that fits the College's proposal for a new interdisciplinary program (to be named as the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) program.) The successful candidate will teach leadership theory and practice courses, including the introductory leadership course that each semester enrolls 160-180 students. Teaching responsibilities may include courses focused on leadership communications, leadership ethics, leading groups, and professional and employee development. Opportunities may also exist to organize study abroad programs. The candidate will conduct scholarly research in the broad area of leadership and/or student development in preparation for professional success, attract external competitive research funding, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with student recruitment, advising, coordinating programs, and serving on relevant committees.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive salary, attractive start up package, opportunities for summer salary compensation.

About the Program: The position will be hired into the Agricultural Education program, but will factor heavily into a proposal for the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) Program, which is the newest proposed program in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences combining the current Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communications programs. It also proposes to house the University's Minor in Leadership Studies, which currently enrolls over 300 undergraduate students throughout the University of Illinois. Enrollment in all areas has risen steadily and considerably over the past five years - a trend that is expected to continue. More about the current Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communications Programs can be found at and

About the University and College: The Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois ( is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago in a community of more than 100,000 people and there are more than 2,000 tenure/tenure-track faculty members. In addition to its mission as a land-grant university, the campus offers exceptional programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) ( has 235 tenure-track faculty members and an enrollment of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students. It is widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. The College also serves the State of Illinois through the University of Illinois Extension system, and 12 research and demonstration centers. The academic departments within the College include: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Animal Sciences, Crop Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Human and Community Development, and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Closing Date: To receive full consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2018.

Applications: Candidates should create a profile at and upload their Curriculum Vitae (including email address), a letter of interest which includes a statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and experience by July 31, 2018. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered.

For more information, contact Prasanta Kalita at (217) 333-3380 or [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Agricultural Education Program, College of ACES
Category: 1-Faculty
Title: College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor - Agricultural Education Program (98596)
Open Date: 07/05/2018
Close Date: 07/31/2018
Organization Name: Agricultural Education Program





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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 8/1/2018
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