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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Engineering Technology)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Science & Engineering Technology

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Education, Teacher Education, Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Engineering Technology)

Requisition:

202100143F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Science & Engineering Technology

Department:

Dept of Agricultural Sciences

Open Date:

10/18/2021

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29179

Contact Name:

Dr. Ryan Saucier, Search Committee Chair

Title:

School of Agricultural Sciences
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2088
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2088

Contact Phone:

936-294-4883

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

This is a 75% percent teaching and 25% percent research appointment with service required for promotion, merit pay increases and tenure. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering Technology. Emphasis areas could include: metal fabrication; construction and maintenance; electric power and control; alternative energy; power and machinery; structures and environmental control; hydraulics and electronics; soil and water conservation engineering; agricultural systems management and agricultural safety. In addition, as a member of an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students, assist in the management of the William R. Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center, serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees, participate in outreach conferences and activities and work closely with the agricultural community and industry stakeholders.

This is a nine month appointment. Opportunity for summer employment available.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

An earned Doctorate in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Systems Management or a closely related field. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is also expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language are required. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration. All but dissertation (ABD) candidates may be considered.


Experience Required for the Position:

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Employment at a post-secondary institution and experience teaching AGET related courses, experience with distance education technology, teaching strategies, and Learning Management Systems (LMS) Leadership experience with AGET-type programs and student organizations.
History of graduate student mentoring and hands-on experience with statistical analysis of research data. Success in the development of a highly productive scholarly agenda, including publications in refereed journals, success in obtaining funding to support sustainable research projects and success in providing professional development workshops to stakeholder groups (i.e. agricultural science teachers, industry groups, etc.)
Three years of teaching experience in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the secondary education level and/or three years of industry experience related to the AGET curriculum.

Special Instructions Summary:

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

The School of Agricultural Sciences has 25 full and part-time faculty, approximately 992 majors, and offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in 6 emphasis areas along with the Masters of Agricultural Sciences and an online Master of Agriculture in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment (SAFE) degrees. The William R. Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center houses a classroom and multi-purpose laboratories utilized in theory-based lectures, experiential learning activities, and applied research. The School of Agricultural Sciences also maintains the Agriculture Center, home to the Indoor Arena, Meats Lab, Equine Lab, a state-of-the-art greenhouses, and the 1,740-acre Gibbs Ranch.

Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2021, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States
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