Assistant Professor of Agronomy, School of Agricultural Sciences
Northwest Missouri State University
Location: Maryville, Missouri
Type: Full Time
PRIMARY DUTY: A nine-month, tenure track position responsible for providing undergraduate instruction in crop science, plant protection, and/or soil science in the School of Agricultural Sciences. Ideal qualities include: demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, student support, university service, and scholarly activity, ability to integrate technology and profession-based learning into course materials, versatility and willingness to serve as an integral part of a diversified and active team of agricultural faculty.
Teach 23-26 credit hours per academic year including:
Soil & Water Management
Advanced Crop Production
2. Operate technologies relevant to the discipline
Participate in professional development including grant writing and research activities
Supervise and advise students and student organizations
Participate in University service including committee work and departmental service projects
Collaborate with private and governmental entities
Commit to the development and execution of profession-based learning opportunities
Commit to the development of additional curriculum in crop and soil science
Perform other duties as assigned
Education: Ph.D. in Agronomy or Crop/Soil Science or closely related field
Experience: Demonstrated successful teaching in agronomy or crop/soil science at the college-level
Skills: Evidence of: successful teaching and curriculum development skills; knowledge of U.S. agricultural production systems; effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; strong organizations skills; operation of relevant laboratory equipment; ability with GISciences and emerging cropping systems; collaboration/outreach with government agencies & private entities
WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical university classroom, office, and laboratory conditions
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Student employees
EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Common laboratory and field equipment used in plant science, common classroom equipment and software
COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org.
UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.
SCHOOL: The School of Agricultural Sciences has an enrollment of nearly 600 students with 14 faculty members. The mission of the School of Agricultural Sciences is to serve the students and the agricultural industry by:
Providing high-quality degree programs utilizing an interdisciplinary approach
Enhancing the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of students
Utilizing usable and sustainable technologies to prepare students for the 21st century
Integrating theory and application to provide high-quality services to the regional agricultural industry
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin February 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled
DATE AVAILABLE: August 2022
TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts (copies are acceptable at the time of application) and the contact information for three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.