Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education

Employer
Sul Ross State University
Location
Alpine

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Job Details

Instructions to applicants:

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, research program, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references.

Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education

Location:

Alpine

Department:

Animal Science

Posting Date:

09/23/2021

Until Filled:

Yes

Salary:

Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Required:

Doctorate in Agricultural Education or closely related field. Doctoral candidates who are near completion will be considered. Applicants must have at least three (3) years teaching experience in secondary agriculture. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and possess excellent communication skills; be technically current; be an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program; and have demonstrated skills in leadership.

Preferred:

Preference will be given to candidates that are qualified to teach either General Education courses or Agricultural Mechanics courses.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Education (100% teaching). Tenure-track, 9-month appointment with summer teaching available.

Candidate will be expected to oversee the undergraduate agriculture teacher preparation program.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in core Agricultural Education curriculum, as well as courses contributing to the online Master of Ag program in the department. Additional teaching duties in General Education or Agricultural Mechanics with 1-2 courses per semester.

In addition, candidates will be expected to supervise student teachers, attend college (ALPS) recruiting events, be engaged with Texas Ag Ed, oversee student organizations, and facilitate FFA events on campus.

Additional responsibilities include participation in and helping conduct departmental sponsored events; participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels; and engagement in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, research, or similar activities.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

This position is security sensitive.

Other Information:

The College of Agriculture, Life, and Physical Sciences serves students that will be the next leaders in the diverse and dynamic STEM fields. Students in ALPS are interested in pursuing careers in Agriculture including agricultural business, agricultural education, and the ranching industry; Animal Science including the production and care of domestic livestock and horses, the science and safety of meat and food production, and veterinary medicine; Biology including field and lab biological sciences, pre-health disciplines and science teacher certification; Chemistry including inorganic, organic, biochemistry, and analytical; Computer Science including the fields of devices, cybersecurity, gaming and digital art; Geology including field geology, hydrology, and GIS; Mathematics including general math applications and teacher certification; Natural Resource Management including management and conservation of rangelands and wildlife; Industrial Technology including manufacturing, construction, and supply chain management; and Nursing.

Undergraduate degree options in the College of Agricultural Sciences include 2 majors with 8 baccalaureate concentrations: Agricultural Education, Agricultural-Business, Animal Science-Production or Science focus, Conservation Biology, Pre-veterinary Medicine, Sustainable Ranch Management, and Wildlife and Range Management. Graduate degree options include Range and Wildlife Management, and Animal Science. (http://www.sulross.edu).

For more information on the College of Agriculture, Life, and Physical Sciences, visit: https://www.sulross.edu/catalog/college-of-agriculture-life-and-physical-sciences

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (www.alpinetexas.com), is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (http://www.sulross.edu).
See http://www.sulross.edu

Organization

Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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Website:
Telephone
432-837-8243
Location
Box C-13
Alpine
Texas
79832
United States

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