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Tenure Track Faculty Member for the Agricultural System Technology Degree Program - Utah State University

This position is an academic-year (nine-month) appointment with opportunities for summer employment.

Position Title: Tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, in Agricultural Systems Technology for the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. http://www.jobs.usu.edu/

Position Description: This position is an academic-year (nine-month) appointment with opportunities for summer employment. The primary role assignment is teaching (65%) and 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 teaching excellence 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 supervision of the AST degree program, overseeing 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.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Job Qualifications: Minimum  Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree in a program related to Agricultural Systems Technology (Management) and/or Agricultural Engineering (completed by date of appointment).
  • Successful post-secondary teaching experiences with and knowledge of AST programs.
  • Evidence of effective written and oral comm1mication, 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 sustainable research activities.
  • Evidence of successful collaborative research efforts and/or experience in the areas of: agricultural and environmental quality; digital tools and data for precision agriculture; and/or agricultural  safety and health.

Preferred  Qualifications:

  • Employment at a post-secondary institution and experience teaching AST courses.
  • 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 sustainable research projects.

Special Instructions  - Include  the following with the application  materials.

  1. A letter of application that includes your teaching philosophy.
  2. A curriculum vitae that includes details and dates for your educational degrees, employment history, courses taught, professional publications, patents, grant funding received, collaborative research efforts, and professional awards/recognition.
  3. A list with the names, titles, email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses for five professional references who can evaluate your professional career. Also include your association with each reference listed.
  4. Copies of unofficial transcripts for all college/university course work. Official transcripts will be required of all candidates selected for interview.


About  the University, College, and School:
Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is a Carnegie Research Extensive Institution and is Utah's land-grant and space-grant University. USU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in many fields of study throughout its eight colleges. The university has a student body of approximately 29,000. The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences has 2490 students pursuing degree in seven academic departments. The School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education (ASTE) (https://aste.usu.edu/) is one of these seven units. ASTE has 940 students enrolled in eleven degree programs and almost I 00 of these are graduate students.

About Cache County Where USU is Located:
USU is located in Logan Utah, in the northern mountains of the state, less than 20 miles from the Idaho border and about 40 miles from Wyoming. USU and the Logan metropolitan area are located in Cache County which covers approximating I, I 73 square miles and has a population of about 120,000 people. Cache Valley is a relatively flat agricultural valley within the county, bordered on the western edge by the Wellsville Mountains and on the eastern edge by the Bear River Mountains. The elevation of Cache County climbs from about 4400 feet in the valley to 9,980 feet in the mountains.

Application  Submissions:
All applications for this position must be submitted through the USU website under ''jobs search". To ask questions or for additional information please contact .