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Assistant/Associate Professor Agricultural Education

Agriculture/Coop Extension
College of Agriculture

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University (VSU) is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions.
As part of VSU’s land-grant mission, the College of Agriculture is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and is comprised of three Units, Teaching, Cooperative Extension, and an Agricultural Research Station. The University has a 416-acre Farm (Randolph) which serves as an agricultural learning center and research facility.

The Department of Agriculture in the College of Agriculture seeks applicants for a 12-month, Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Education The successful candidate will serve as a Program Coordinator for the Agricultural Education program and advise students in the concentration of agricultural education. The Dept. is seeking an individual to help rebuild the Agricultural Education program focused on 21st century agricultural science education. The individual must facilitate teaching and extension education efforts and work with existing Faculty in delivering modern agricultural education programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching/Service Learning (75%) – During the academic year, the faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Agricultural Education; to include but not limited to Agricultural Mechanics and Technology (AGMT), Agriculture Systems Technology (Precision Agriculture), Agriculture Teacher Preparation, Agriculture Education Research Methods, and other areas as required. The faculty member will also teach the AGMT courses to facilitate the continuing education Virginia Teacher’s licensure requirement for Agriculture Education. The successful candidate will actively participate in undergraduate student advising, and experiential learning curriculum development, student-teacher supervision, and the advisement of student agriculture organizations. Additionally, the candidate is to focus on enhancing the enrollment of students in Ag Education through recruitment and development of summer enrichment and experiential learning programs.

Extension Education (25%) – During the summer, the faculty member will engage in outreach/ engagement activities related to Extension 4-H and Youth development workshops and Global Education. The faculty member is to work collaboratively with Extension faculty to seek external STEM and Agriculture Workforce Development grants to support curricula design and funding of adult and student learning.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in Agricultural & Extension Education or closely related field with relevant training/experience in secondary agricultural education pedagogy, student-teacher supervision and preparation; with an emphasis on modern Agriculture and Technology Systems curriculum development. Candidates must have extensive professional experience in agricultural education (e.g. secondary school teacher, etc.) and demonstrated expertise in research and/or creative scholarship within the discipline. Experience in the

advisement of undergraduate/graduate students and demonstrated engagement with stakeholders is a requisite.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application. Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application. E-mailed, mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references (identified in RMS as Documents that MUST be attached by the applicant –Required Documents -Other document). Please visit our web site at www.vsu.edu for full position descriptions.

Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of reference must be attached to online application or mailed to:

Office of Human Resources Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412 Virginia State University, Virginia 23806

Your name and the position number must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence immediately. The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

 

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.