Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Title:Assistant Professor of Agronomy Department:Schl of Agric & Nat Resources 1001701 Job Category:Faculty Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:08/01/2019 Description:
Teach courses in Agriculture to potentially include Plant Science, Field Crop Production, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Weed Management and Crop Physiology. Teaching assignment will depend on the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise.
· Teaching responsibilities include four classes with laboratories (12-credit hours/semester) each semester at the Assistant Professor rank or five courses with laboratories each semester (15 credit hours/semester) at the Lecturer rank.
· Serve as an academic advisor to students in the BS in Agriculture degree program at the Assistant Professor rank.
· Assist with student clubs and organizations at the Assistant Professor rank.
· Participate in administrative, service, and scholarly activities at the Assistant Professor rank.
· Work effectively as a member of a faculty team to continually update and improve degree programs and student learning experiences.
· Active engagement in industry and professional organizations.
· Other duties associated with the advancement of the Department of Agriculture, School of Agriculture & Natural Resources, and ABAC at the Assistant Professor rank.Position Summary:
The Department of Agriculture in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Agronomy. This is a 10-month tenure track position (Assistant Professor rank) or 10-month non-tenure track position (Lecturer rank). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, advise students and student organizations; engage in scholarly activities, and engage in service-related activities.
- Ph.D. in Agronomy or closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours related directly to the major (Assistant Professor rank). A Master’s degree in Agronomy or closely related field may be considered (Lecturer rank).
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to use current technology in support of instructional activities (including laboratories).
- Primary interest in and firm commitment to undergraduate education.
- Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Ability to work effectively with alumni and industry to develop partnerships, donations, and other support for our academic mission.
· Experience in teaching and advising at the college-level.
· A record of successful extramural funding and scholarly activities at the Assistant Professor rank.
· A background in plant science is preferred.