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The Department of Agricultural Leadership and Community Education is seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice in agricultural leadership. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position with an 80% academic programs and a 20% research appointment. In addition to guiding the Leadership and Social Change minor, this innovative leadership scholar will be expected to bridge academic leadership research and theory with community level leaders.Responsibilities of this position include:Maintain and advance the Leadership and Social Change minor and integrated co-curricular programs.
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses.
Develop contemporary curriculum in leadership for secondary, post-secondary, and adult audiences.
Generate external funding to support an innovative research program.
Supervise graduate research and teaching assistants.
Conduct and report relevant research efforts that lead to unique discovery.
Mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students.
Earned doctorate in agricultural leadership, agricultural education, leadership education, or a closely related field; Capacity for directing high-quality graduate and undergraduate academic programs; Demonstrated command of leadership concepts and theories in the context of agriculture and community development; Ability to work across disciplines and contribute to multidisciplinary projects; Excellent organization skills and a commitment to working in a team environment; Ability to work with a student body from diverse backgrounds and a commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community.
Experience with high-quality co-curricular programs; Experience teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students; Demonstrated skill in leadership program development and evaluation; A record of successful external funding and discovery.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 12/09/2016