The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (http://aers.auburn.edu/) in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Lecturer. This position will be a nine-month, non-tenure-track position with a 70% teaching and 30% advising appointment but subject to change based on the teaching and advising needs in the department. In addition, there will be instructional and student-related activities expected during the summer as a separate appointment. The projected start date is January 2nd, 2017. The position is a two-year appointment subject to continuation based upon satisfactory progress, departmental need for services, and available funding.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness courses. Potential courses include Global Agriculture Issues, Agribusiness Marketing, Principles of Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Business and Economics Internship, and Agricultural Cooperatives. The incumbent will work closely with undergraduate students and assist in increasing retention and graduation rates, and work closely with the recruitment offices of the Colleges of Agriculture. The expected teaching load is approximately five courses per year. There will be additional responsibilities such as undergraduate student advising, advising student clubs and organizations, assisting faculty with collection and analysis of assessment data for program improvement, and mentoring students to enhance their professional and leadership skills.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned M.S. from an accredited institution in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Applied Economics, or closely related disciplines by the expected position start date, professional experience.
The successful candidate also will have documented evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness, and collaboratively work with a diverse cadre of faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong aptitude for undergraduate teaching and students’ success. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively create a dynamic and interactive learning environment. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Desirable qualifications include: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Applied Economics, or closely related disciplines; teaching experience in agricultural business and economics related courses; experience in agriculture business industry; familiarity with active learning pedagogies, experience developing lecture curricula; experience with recruiting and advising students; and experience working with student clubs and organizations.
Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1985 and attach the following: 1) cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of all academic transcripts, and 4) statement of teaching and advising philosophy. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business on November 30, 2016 but we will accept the application until the position is filled. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Denis Nadolnyack, Search Committee Chair, email: email@example.com.
The University: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top 100 national university. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.auburn.edu for more information.
The Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology consists of 16 full-time faculty conducting innovative research, teaching and outreach/extension activities. The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Business and Economics and Rural Sociology and a Ph.D. Applied Economics. It has 207 undergraduate students and 41 graduate students. More information can be found at http://aers.auburn.edu/.