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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication in Athens, Georgia

LocationAthens, Georgia, 30602
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-07-06
Direct Apply
Yes
Valid Through2023-05-19

Job Description:


Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication ( ALEC ) at the University of Georgia invites applications for an open-rank search with specialization in any of the department’s core areas of emphasis. This is a 9-month, tenure-track or tenured position with responsibilities in research and instruction. We welcome applications from researchers conducting theory-driven, engaged scholarship with applied, translational implications from a strong social scientific foundation. Applicants should be trained in advanced quantitative data analysis skills (e.g., modeling, mediation, and moderation analysis) and mixed methods design, and be prepared to teach existing and develop new research-oriented courses for our undergraduate and rapidly growing M.S. and Ph.D. curricula.

The strongest applicants will demonstrate the following:
1. A clearly-defined research program and a strong trajectory toward tenure (if applicable) and promotion in rank, evidenced by a publication record and/or the potential for publication in relevant top-tier peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of national or international prominence in the field.
2. The ability to translate their research findings for practitioners and agricultural stakeholders.
3. Evidence of the ability and motivation to ensure the sustainability of their research program by securing external funding.
4. The ability to contribute substantively to growing M.S. and Ph.D. programs through student mentoring about the research process, and demonstration of contemporary and high-level teaching and research methods.
5. Teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in their respective area of expertise, and the ability to teach a range of courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of research interests and orientation and up to three representative publications or writing samples; a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching philosophy and up to three previous years of teaching evaluations if available; and three letters of recommendation. Please contact Dr. Jessica Holt, *****, Search Committee Chair, with questions. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1274P

Working Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication

Department

CAES-Ag Leadership, Ed & Comm

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication is a diverse group of award-winning researchers and teachers committed to Georgia’s land grant mission. Our work is focused on preparing agricultural educators to work in schools and other educational settings. In addition, ALEC faculty conduct evidence-based and theoretically-driven science- and agricultural-focused communication and leadership research in agricultural and environmental contexts. We are situated in a two-campus environment and have an excellent reputation for research, teaching, and extension activities. Two undergraduate majors are based in the Department: Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication. In addition, students may pursue a certificate in leadership (uLEAD). At the graduate level, students are pursuing MS or Ph.D. degrees.

College/Unit/Department website

https://alec.caes.uga.edu/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

01/01/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

06/07/2022

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (*****).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call *****.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by December 2022.

Additional Requirements

For the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates do not need a minimum number of years in a lower rank unless the initial appointment was at the instructor level ( https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf ). To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date. To be considered for the rank of Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Associate Professor level before the start date. See Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty . Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at: https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Agricultural_Leadership_Education_and_Communication2015.pdf .

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

No

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will (1) teach three graduate or undergraduate courses in the department per academic year (with the opportunity to design and teach new courses within their field of expertise); (2) advise M.S. and Ph.D. students; (3) advance the research mission of the department and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences through pursuit of external funding; (4) maintain an active research agenda with strong potential for generating citations to their work, publishing in relevant top-tier, high impact outlets; (4) engage in service to the department, college, university, and the discipline (providing strong representation for the department at the institutional and disciplinary levels in ways appropriate for their career stage).

Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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