Assistant or Associate Professor in Agricultural Systems Technology
Utah State University - Agriculture Systems Technology & Education
December 18, 2018
Commensurate with experience,
Full Time - Experienced
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - University / Academic
This position is an academic-year (nine-month) appointment with opportunities for summer employment anticipated to begin August 2019. The primary role assignment is teaching (~65%). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses to students pursuing degrees in Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) and other degree programs within the University. The secondary role assignment is research (~30%) and will involve the development of a sustainable research program related to the AST profession. All faculty members are also expected to make positive contributions to the University through a service role (~5%). This faculty position is located on the Utah State University (USU) campus in Logan, Utah. Rank will be determined when the position is filled and is dependent upon experience. Responsibilities:
The successful applicant for this position will provide a leadership role in the AST degree program. The teaching assignment will involve graduate and undergraduate instruction for students in AST, agricultural education, continuing/distance education courses, and students from other programs at the University. Responsibilities include teaching excellence, coordinating student internships, recruiting students for the department, and advising graduate students and student organizations. This faculty member will participate in research and scholarly activities commensurate with the rank. For an appointment at the associate professor level, the candidate will need to have a positive professional reputation, a solid-record of scholarly publications, and a record of extramural funding necessary to sustain a research program.
Earned doctorate degree in a program related to Agricultural Systems Technology (Management), Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, or similar field (completed by date of appointment). Successful post-secondary teaching and/or research experiences with, and knowledge of, AST programs. Evidence of effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team skills. Ability and desire to teach and mentor college students at USU. Ability to supervise the AST degree program at USU. Ability to conduct and disseminate research findings. Ability to write grants and secure funding to support a sustainable research agenda. Evidence of successful collaborative research efforts and/or experience in the areas of: agricultural and environmental quality; digital tools and data for precision agriculture; agricultural safety and health; and/or other areas related to AST.
Successful post-secondary teaching experiences with AST programs. Agricultural background and/or experience. Industry experience through employment and/or internships. Experience with distance education technology and strategies, and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Leadership experience with AST type programs and student organizations. History of graduate student mentoring and hands-on experience with the statistical analysis of research data. Success in the development of a highly productive scholarly agenda, including publications in referred journals. Success in obtaining funding to support a sustainable research program.
Internal Number: F1800422
About Utah State University - Agriculture Systems Technology & Education
Utah State University (USU) is one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities. We foster the principle that academics come first; we cultivate diversity of thought and culture; and we serve the public through learning, discovery, and engagement. USU offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate degrees in numerous fields of study. The university has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and approximately 2,500 of these are pursuing degrees in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS). The School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education (ASTE) is one of seven departments/schools in CAAS and there are approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 65 graduate students in ASTE (https://aste.usu.edu/). Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.