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Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership Education

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Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership Education
Department Agricultural Education-Ins (0108)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Practice (a non-tenure track, 12-month appointment) in the academic unit of Agricultural Education. This strategic hire is critical to the Department’s efforts to increase the capacity to deliver the courses that compose the Leadership and Communication concentration of the BS in AGTE (Agricultural Technology Management and Education) and to evolve agriculture leadership and innovation curriculum into a robust program in providing an abundant supply of highly motivated community and industry change agents. Additionally, the hire will contribute to the advancement of the agriculture technology management curriculum, and teacher preparation curriculum offered by the Department.

The hire will have a deep understanding of and experiences in developing curricula specific to the processes underpinning leadership education and social change through innovation and entrepreneurial strategies. The hire will teach (face-to-face and online) undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, communication and/or innovation. In addition, the hire will advise and mentor undergraduate students and serve on graduate student committees. The position will also require the supervision of student independent studies. Moreover, the hire will reflect efforts in the service mission of the university and college by participating in service/outreach related activities; provide leadership and technical support to school-based agricultural education programs, community colleges, and department and professional committees. The hire is also expected to provide services and support to the campus, college and other academic units within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate for this position is expected to contribute to the leadership, communication, and innovation curriculum within the unit. Specifically, this faculty member will:

1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in agricultural leadership and innovation;

2) Recruit, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students;

3) Conduct appropriate service activities on and off campus. The normal teaching workload in the Department will reflect the CALS faculty guidelines (http://cals.arizona.edu/dean/facultyworkload) for teaching; adjusted by the unit administrator to best reflect the job description and appointment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Education or an equivalent closely related area.
  • Three years of formal teaching or related experiences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in educational pedagogy/andragogy
  • Knowledge of online delivery methods, principles of teaching and learning, application of technical skills, computer skills and major forms of communication.
  • Ability and desire to work with students in teaching, recruiting, and advising.
  • Travel is required for this position, specifically for student recruitment and/or intern supervision, and to attend professional functions and events.
  • Documented record of teaching and service appropriate for the position must be provided.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Agricultural Education, Leadership Education, Extension Education or an equivalent closely related field.
  • Documented experience in delivering online education.
Rank Assistant
Tenure Information Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20744
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/02/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Amber Rice
amrice@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1523

Open Date 11/18/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/01/2016
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Agricultural Education or an equivalent closely related area?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Statement of Interest
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents