University of Minnesota Crookston Crookston, MN, United States
Jan 17, 2018Full time
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN AGRONOMY Agriculture 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 1,800 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-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 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 been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2018, 2015, and #2 for 2016. U.S. News has ranked UMC among the top four in this category for the past 21 consecutive years. POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in Agronomy in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 13, 2018. 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 Agronomy program. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Introduction to Plant Pathology, Field Crops Production Principles, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Weed Science, Forages, Research techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources, and/or other agronomy courses suited to qualifications. A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own research program in the discipline. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; and help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree or ABD in Agronomy, Plant Science or related fields; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; 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 an academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successfully implementing externally-funded projects and grants. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin February 12, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, statements of teaching and research philosophy; current CV; unofficial transcripts; and the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of at least three references. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment. To be considered for this position, please click the “Apply” button and follow the instructions. Application will allow a cover letter and current CV. Documents such as references, statement of teaching and research philosophy and unofficial transcripts need to be attached after you complete the application by accessing your "My Activities" page. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna A Maiga, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department Head by telephone: (218) 281- 8107 or e-mail: email@example.com. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.