Job Description Summary
The Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Crop Science Lecturer. This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track instruction appointment renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory performance. There may be opportunity for a separate appointment during the summer for additional instructional and student-related activities. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. The projected start date is June 1, 2022.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be instructor of record for CSES 2000, Basic Crop Science, CSES 1020, Crops and Life, and CSES 4950, Senior Seminar, and other courses related to crop science, in keeping with college instructional workload guidelines. Additional responsibilities will include coordination of CSES 3920, Internship, which is a required course for some students and a preferred option for the remaining students in the department. The incumbent will co-advise the AU Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences (CSES) Club, which will include coaching students for participation in competitive extracurricular activities such as the Crops Judging Team and Quiz Bowl at professional meetings. The selected candidate will also assist in conducting the annual academic assessment for the Crop and Soil Science major, coordinate undergraduate student recruitment with the College of Agriculture, assist in determining student scholarship and awards recipients, and serve on other pertinent departmental committees.
Minimum qualifications are: 1) An earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in crop science or closely related plant science discipline at the time employment begins and 2) Documented excellence in teaching post-secondary level crop or plant science courses and curriculum development. The candidate must possess excellent teaching, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. 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.
Experience in developing and delivering on-line courses and familiarity with advising of an undergraduate student club. Experience in student recruitment, familiarity with academic program assessment and experience in activities related to college-level student services.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/25995
and attach the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the position responsibilities, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, 4) a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy and 5) Statement on Diversity. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants must apply by end of business on January 3, 2022, but we will accept applications until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Matt Waters, Search Committee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org