Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education/Community and Leadership Development

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleAssistant Professor in Agricultural Education/Community and Leadership DevelopmentRequisition NumberFE02143Working TitleDepartment Name81130:Community & Leadership DevelopmentWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusTenure TrackRequired Education

Ph.D. and or Ed.D. by start date, in Agricultural Education, or related discipline

Required Related Experience

A minimum of three-years of secondary classroom teaching experience

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food & Environment seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education. This is a 12-month, tenure-eligible position in the Department of Community and Leadership Development (CLD). The Distribution of Effort for this position will be 55% instruction, 40% research and 5% service.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in agricultural education; student teacher supervision; graduate courses in the Department of Community and Leadership Development; and graduate advising and recruitment of agricultural education students in a multidisciplinary graduate program. Applicant will teach courses associated with pedagogical and andragogical theory to practice.

Research activities in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning will be valuable to the candidate. Expectations include developing a nationally recognized research program that connects Agricultural Education to schools, communities and societies. The successful candidate is expected to establish a prosperous publication record in teaching and research scholarship; secure competitive grants; recruit and advise graduate students; fulfill committee assignments supporting the mission of the department, college, and university; and provide leadership to professional societies.

Potential applicants should have interest in collaboration that support the linkages to agricultural education. Areas of collaboration and interest areas to be considered, but not limited to, could include: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; Equine Sciences; Horticultural Sciences; Public Health & Farm Safety; Community Development; Sustainable Agriculture; Extension Education.

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, Kentucky; a community of nearly 300,000, recently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the nation. The University is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce. Formed in 2002, the Department of Community and Leadership Development ( is a multi-disciplinary department. The department consists of 16 tenure-track faculty. Over 200 undergraduate students represent the two majors housed within CLD: Agricultural Education (a teaching certification program) and Community & Leadership Development. In addition, the department has over 30 graduate students pursuing an M.S. degree. Being recognized three of the last four years as the Alpha Tau Alpha program of the year, the University of Kentucky agricultural education undergraduate program prides itself on its innovative practices and culture of inclusivity.

All applications must contain the following: (1) Letter of application, (2) Full curriculum vitae, (3) Contact information for three references including phone number, address, and email address when prompted in the application, and (4) Statement of career goals including a teaching philosophy, research agenda, and diversity perspective (limit of 5 pages – upload under Special Request 1).

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, contact Dr. Stacy Vincent, Search Committee Chair; Tel: 859-257-7588; e-mail: [email protected]

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Demonstrated evidence of an established publication record; evidence of funded research efforts; interests in diversity and inclusion; teaching experience in higher education; effective written communication, a compelling (successful and complimentary to the department needs) research agenda; engagement in professional organizations with emphasis on leadership roles; and professional experience in industry.

Deadline to ApplyOpen Until FilledYesUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Registry of Diverse and Strategic Faculty
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
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    Posted: 10/18/2019
    Application Due: 10/20/2019
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