Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC (30+ days ago)4.2

The Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences educates students in agricultural education, leadership and youth, family, and community sciences. We aim to improve the health and well-being of youth, families, and communities, both locally and globally. We do this through academic programs in agricultural and extension education and youth, family, and community sciences that are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty in the Department work across the functions of extension, research, and teaching to serve students and stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties
This is a 12-month tenure track position in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University. This position is 75% effort in Academics and 25% effort in Research. Essential job duties include:
  • Develop new and teach current undergraduate and graduate level courses in Agricultural and Extension Education, using both face-to-face and distance delivery methods.
  • Advise students in departmental degree and certificate programs.
  • Work with agriculture teachers, state staff, and stakeholders on AEE programming.
  • Collaborate with agricultural and extension programs at the college and university level.
  • Conduct research related to agricultural and extension education.
  • Secure external funding for research and development activities.
  • Serve on departmental, College, and University committees, as appropriate.
  • Service to appropriate professional organizations.
Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Other related duties as assigned.

While driving a vehicle is not an essential function of this position, we believe it is necessary to have a valid NC driver’s license to perform the essential functions of the job. This position will need to travel off-site on occasion, alone and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation. Due to limitations in funding, the College cannot afford the high costs that would be required in attaining the services of transportation services such as taxis or car services. Should a viable candidate be identified from the recruitment without a license, which we believe to be necessary, we will engage your office and OIED in considering potential alternative solutions that may emerge from a request for a reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Education/Experience
  • Earned doctorate degree in Agricultural or Extension Education, or a closely related field.
  • Successful teaching experience at the secondary level.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a North Carolina teaching license.
*ABD candidates who are very close to completion of their PhD will be considered at the Instructor rank consistent with appointment terms as outlined in the Academic Tenure Policy.

Departmental Required Skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills for graduate students and lay and professional audiences.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, team building, problem-solving ability, networking skills, and ability to work with diverse groups.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful teaching experience at the secondary level and demonstration of an understanding of the land grant university mission.
  • Demonstrated grant writing skills, and familiarity with electronic media and distance-education.

Required License or Certification
  • A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Special Instructions
Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement, Contact Information for 3 Professional References), and. Transcripts (required for finalist).

Job Open Date

Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?

Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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