University of Minnesota Crookston University of Minnesota Crookston, University Avenue, Crookston, MN, United States
Nov 21, 2016Full time
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON TENURE-TRACK IN AGRICULTURE BUSINESS Agricultural and Natural Resources Department INSTITUTION: The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,900 students of which approximately half are in residence and half are enrolled in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-three baccalaureate degrees are offered, 14 of which are also offered online. UMC proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966, and to a four year college in 1993. Since 1993, UMC has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment. UMC is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMC makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach with experiential learning that puts students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMC delivers world‐class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close‐knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMC has received a variety of national recognitions, including 14 consecutive years in the U. S. News top schools ranking. POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in Agriculture Business in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 14, 2017. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered. RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Agriculture Business program. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Introduction to Agribusiness, Farm Business Management, Grain and Livestock Marketing, Business Plan Development, Economics for Agri-business Management, International Marketing Problems and Practices, and/or other Agriculture Business courses suited to qualifications, expertise, and programmatic needs. A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own research program, with a focus on Agriculture Business. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; engage in department and campus service activities; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities. The candidate should be open to teach both on campus and online courses. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree in Agriculture Business or related field; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching and/or research experience in academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successful implementing externally funded projects and grants, experience with online education and programs delivery. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna, Maiga, Department Head: (218) 281-8107 or email@example.com. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.