Assistant or Associate Professor of Agricultural Communication

Position ID: 22321
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Department: 
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
Branch Campus: 
Griffin, Georgia
Position Description
PVA#: 
68094
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 

Position Announcements

Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Education (75% Teaching, 25% Research)
  2. Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Education (75% Teaching, 25% Extension & Outreach)

The University of Georgia was founded in 1785 as the nation’s first publicly chartered university and its main campus is located in Athens. The Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) department is represented on all three UGA campuses: Athens, Tifton, and Griffin. The student body is high achieving and UGA is ranked 15th in the nation for the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, and is a Top 10 Public Ivy League School. UGA is designated as both a land- and sea-grant university.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was rated among the top colleges in the nation for excellence. Agriculture is the most important economic driver in Georgia, reporting over $12 billion in farm gate sales. Georgia FFA is the 3rd largest in the nation and well supported by the Department of Education with over 35,500 youth participants and 450 Agricultural Education teachers. Georgia 4-H serves 184,328 students grades 5-12 and is one of the strongest in the nation.

Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) is a mid-sized academic unit with 11 faculty in the process of promoting food, environmental, and social sustainability. The department seeks two additional faculty members with the skills and experiences to develop a Teacher Preparation program focusing on Urban Agriculture at UGA Griffin Campus. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability for faculty to work as a team in building the Griffin campus program are critical.

Salary, Rank, and Tenure

The positions are twelve-month tenure track/tenured appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with position one having responsibilities in teaching and research and position two having responsibilities in teaching and extension & outreach.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Earned doctor of philosophy degree in Environmental Education, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and/or Communication or related field, with scholarship and experience in line with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
  2. Preference will be given to individuals possessing relevant work experience outside of academia.
  3. Evidence of excellent teaching, research, and service with demonstrated ability to engage in a scholarly community and secure external funding to support creative work focused on promoting food, environmental, and social sustainability.
  4. Demonstrated success working in a pluralistic society, especially with urban audiences.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview before December 1, 2013, until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. 

Please Submit: A letter of interest emphasizing how the applicant fits within the ALEC vision and mission, official transcripts, resume, a plan for recruitment and growth of urban agricultural education in Georgia, and three letters of reference mailed to Dr. Jason Peake, contact information below.

  1. Position One Responsibilities (75% Teaching, 25% Research)

75% Teaching Appointment

  • Co-develop and co-coordinate the undergraduate major in Agricultural Education on the Griffin Campus, including teaching (via distance and face-to-face) foundational undergraduate courses in Agricultural Education.
  • Support graduate programs within the department via distance and face-to-face.
  • Recruit and retain students to UGA Griffin Campus.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a Ph.D. degree in the department.
  • Advise undergraduate students in ALEC, specifically leading and growing Urban Agricultural Education programs in Georgia.

25% Research Appointment

  • Demonstrate scholarship and applied research capabilities through successful grantseeking and refereed journal publications.
  • Develop and evaluate new models for implementing agricultural education programs into urban environments.
  • Acquire external funds and conduct research to assist ALEC in their mission of promoting food, environmental, and social sustainability with a focus on urban agricultural education.
  • Actively pursue and build relationships within the state that advance ALEC’s vision and mission.

 

  1. Position Two Responsibilities (75% Teaching, 25% Extension & Outreach)

   75% Teaching Appointment

  • Co-develop and co-coordinate the undergraduate major in Agricultural Education on the Griffin Campus, including teaching (via distance and face-to-face) foundational undergraduate courses in Agricultural Education.
  • Support graduate programs within the department via distance and face-to-face.
  • Recruit and retain students to UGA Griffin Campus.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a Ph.D. degree in the department.
  • Advise undergraduate students in ALEC, specifically leading and growing Urban Agricultural Education programs in Georgia.

25% Extension & Outreach Appointment

  • Demonstrate scholarship and applied research capabilities through successful grantseeking and refereed journal publications.
  • Develop new models for implementing agricultural education programs into urban environments.
  • Develop and coordinate urban agricultural education outreach programs partnering with stakeholders including 4-H programs.
  • Support and promote agricultural education within Georgia and nationally.
  • Actively pursue and build relationships within the state that advance ALEC’s vision and mission.

Dr. Jason Peake, Search Committee Chair

C/O Sonja Eklund

Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication

University of Georgia
137 Four Towers, Athens, GA 30602

Office: 229.386.3085
jpeake@uga.edu

The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Position Starting Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Jason Peake
Status
Vacancy Status: 
FILLED
Filled Position
Clearinghouse Used: 
Unknown
Filled by: 
Kris Elliott
Gender: 
Male
Citizen: 
Y - Citizen
Ethnic Origin: 
White
Date Position Filled: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Employment Effective: 
Friday, August 15, 2014

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
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The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-7820
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Sheila England, System Coordinator