Assistant or Associate Professor - Ag and Life Sciences Communication
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. This position focuses on communication in agriculture and life sciences. The position is 70% teaching and advising, 25% research, and 5% service to the department, college and university.
The successful candidate will join a growing agricultural communication program and will be expected to collaborate closely with faculty and staff to strengthen and expand the program. Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both resident and online; advising undergraduate and graduate students; supervising student interns; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; advising a student organization; developing a focused area for scholarship; and seeking extramural funding. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest, ability, and innovation related to teaching agriculture communication.
The University is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment and applicants are requested to include how they will further this goal in their cover letter. The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies promotes an environment of inclusive excellence where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed, professionally and personally. We are committed to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and students, and support several initiatives to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and work-life balance. Â
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD, awarded by the start date, in Agricultural Education, Agricultural Communication, or closely related discipline (Marketing, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Speech Communication, Mass Communication, etc.)
Experience conducting research
Associate Professor: For consideration at the associate professor rank, applicants must meet, in addition to the above requirements for this position, the department, college, and Iowa State University's standards for appointment at the associate professor rank with tenure, including nationally recognized contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise, a record of acquisition of external funding for research activities, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. Â
Demonstrated ability, interest, and innovation in resident and online teaching
Demonstrated innovation and experience using digital communication platforms
Experience promoting agricultural technologies and other innovations to diverse audiences
Knowledge of U.S. agriculture
Multimedia communication with Extension, 4-H, adult, other non-formal and public audiences
Business, industry, government, or nonprofit organization experience in agricultural communications or closely related field
Demonstrated success in securing extramural funding to support scholarship
Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Agriculture Education and Studies has as its focus the teaching and learning processes. All three elements of the land-grant philosophy â learning, discovery, and engagement â are part of the departmentâs emphasis on the educational processes, and how these processes impact our clientele in a variety of agricultural settings.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
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1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter (with diversity and inclusion goals
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Statement of teaching philosophy
5) Statement describing research goals
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.