Agricultural Education Lecturer - Panhandle Research, Education, & Extension Center

Employer
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, NE

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Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Working Title:

Agricultural Education Lecturer - Panhandle Research, Education, & Extension Center

Department:

Ag Leadership Educ & Comm-0829

Requisition Number:

F_210099

Posting Open Date:

07/27/2021

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):

08/30/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking an Agricultural Education Lecturer located at the Panhandle Research, Education, & Extension Center (PHREEC). This position addresses the strong statewide demand focused on providing teacher preparation and development in an area of Nebraska not currently being served. This position will also enhance linkages with Nebraska’s P-16 education partners, develop and coordinate STEM learning experiences for education and career pathways and compacts in partnership with Nebraska schools and institutions of higher education, recruit future agricultural education teachers and students interested in food, energy, water and societal systems (FEWSS), and provide professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers.

The lecturer will contribute to the integrated teaching land-grant mission of ALEC and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.Other duties will include:

  1. Partner with local school based agricultural education programs and teachers in supporting enhanced educational opportunities and experiences for students in agriculture and STEM related programs.
  2. Collaborate with Nebraska schools and teachers providing comprehensive agricultural education programs to assist in coordination, development, and distribution of educational materials.
  3. Coordinate and contribute directly to the development of innovative and transformative agricultural and STEM learning experiences.
  4. Conduct onsite supervision visits to schools/programs with beginning and early career teachers, teachers pursuing alternative certification/licensure, and student teachers.
  5. Develop associated curricular materials, products, and artifacts to support agricultural and STEM learning experiences.
  6. Provide on-going professional development to formal and informal educators.
  7. Provide academic and career mentoring to students in high school, 2-year institutions, and state and private universities who are interested in agricultural and STEM career pathways.
  8. Serve as the liaison between Nebraska Schools and CASNR/IANR/UNL; develop and maintain relationships and collaborate with community leaders, post-secondary institutions, ESU’s, businesses, organizations and other internal and external partners to advance our shared goals.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Education, Leadership Education, Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field.
  • Three years of agricultural education teaching experience.
  • Experience in curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated capacity for project management, program planning, evaluation and supervision.
  • Evidence of ability to build partnerships and effectively work as a team member.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Agricultural Education, Leadership Studies, Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or coordinating teacher professional development.
  • Evidence of effectively working with educational stakeholders at a regional, state or national level.
  • Experience in educational and career counseling/advising.

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to [email protected]).
  4. Statements that describe your philosophy and approach to teaching.
  5. A statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters.
Combine the statements (items 4 and 5) into one document and attach as “Other Document.”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Christina Franklin
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:

No

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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