Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education

Job Details

Posting Number:

20230023FAC

Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department:

Agricultural Science

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time, tenure track position to begin January 2023.

The successful candidate will serve as the lead faculty member in the agricultural teacher education program at Murray State University. The teaching responsibilities for this position include courses in teaching methods, student supervision, FFA advising, as well as SAE supervision. The successful candidate will also serve as advisor to the MSU Collegiate FFA organization.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Ph.D. in Agricultural Education or related field is required. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Documented successful agricultural teaching experience as the secondary level is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in leading teacher education programs.

Posting Date:

10/31/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by December 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

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Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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