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Company: Texas A&m University

Location: College Station, TX

Date Posted: August 7, 2014

Source: HigherEdJobs

Appointment: 100% Texas A&M University, 10.5 month appointment, non-tenure track

Date Position is Available: January 1, 2015

Position Responsibilities: This position will provide instruction for the Agricultural Systems Management (AGSM) curriculum as offered by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department. The AGSM degree prepares students for employment in management, sales, finance, safety careers in food and agriculture and other related industries. The individual hired will be expected to teach three courses per semester on topics including (but not limited to) power and energy applications, industrial safety, agricultural processing, and irrigation. The individual will join a faculty that has complementary expertise, and the individual's course assignments will be made as appropriate to meet overall departmental instructional needs. This position is expected to devote 90% time to instruction (including advising students) and 10% time to service within the department, university and professional organizations. Continual efforts to improve course content ...

Appointment: 100% Texas A&M University, 10.5 month appointment, non-tenure track

Date Position is Available: January 1, 2015

Position Responsibilities: This position will provide instruction for the Agricultural Systems Management (AGSM) curriculum as offered by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department. The AGSM degree prepares students for employment in management, sales, finance, safety careers in food and agriculture and other related industries. The individual hired will be expected to teach three courses per semester on topics including (but not limited to) power and energy applications, industrial safety, agricultural processing, and irrigation. The individual will join a faculty that has complementary expertise, and the individual's course assignments will be made as appropriate to meet overall departmental instructional needs. This position is expected to devote 90% time to instruction (including advising students) and 10% time to service within the department, university and professional organizations. Continual efforts to improve course content, instructional methods and the overall educational experience for AGSM students are expected. Course delivery via distance learning is not a current requirement, but is an anticipated need in the future. Supervision of graduate students is not a requirement for this position, but would be acceptable. This announcement targets hiring at the Instructional Associate Professor level, but hiring may occur at any rank, depending on the qualifications and experience of the preferred candidate.

Qualifications: The candidate is required to have, by date of appointment, a doctorate in an appropriate discipline. Acceptable disciplines include engineering, agricultural systems management, business or technology. Experience in instruction of agricultural systems management or a similar degree at a B.S. granting institution is required for hiring at the Associate level. Experience with instructional delivery using electronic media and distance learning techniques is desired. Industrial experience as a manager, supervisor or safety officer is desired. Effective verbal and written skills in English are required.

Application Process: Candidates should complete an application through the on-line system utilized by the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: http://greatjobs.tamu.edu (Search for NOV # 07851). Application for this position requires several documents to be submitted including curriculum vita/resume, list of references, application letter, and transcripts. Please send an email notice of application submission to: Dr. Zivko Nikolov, znikolov@tamu.edu , Search Committee Chair. E-mail only applications cannot be accepted. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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