PRIMARY DUTY: The Assistant Professor of Agronomy & Crop Science is responsible for providing undergraduate/graduate instruction with an emphasis in crop production. This is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track position which includes teaching, research, service, and expectations of the appointee to withhold the values of the school’s mission and vision. The ideal candidate must be versatile and willing to serve as an integral part of a diversified and active team within the School of Agricultural Sciences.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Teach 24-26 credit hours/year of upper level plant science courses during the fall and spring trimesters including Crop Production, Grain Crop Production, Forage Crop Production, Advanced Crop Production and/or World Foods. 2.Participate in professional development, including grant writing and research activities. 3.Develop curriculum. 4.Commit to the development and execution of experiential learning opportunities. 5.Collaborate with private and governmental entities. 6.Operate technologies relevant to the discipline 7.Supervise and advise students and student organizations. 8.Participate in University service including committee work and participation in School of Agricultural Science activities. 9.Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: PhD in Agronomy and Crop Science or closely related field Experience: Knowledge of U.S. Ag production systems; teaching experience at the university level and/or relevant industry experience Skills: Effective interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills; successful teaching and curriculum development skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: Intimate knowledge of U.S. Ag production systems; demonstrated excellence in university teaching in nutrition and related beef production courses; demonstrated research experience with disseminated results; collaboration/outreach with government agencies & private entities Skills: Incorporation of technology and experiential learning in the classroom setting; curriculum development; experience teaching face-to-face and online settings; capacity to secure external funding; demonstrated participation in and development of outreach programs; scholarly activity in the field of crop production
WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical university classroom, office, and laboratory conditions
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Student employees
EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Common laboratory and field equipment used in plant protection, agronomy and horticulture, common classroom equipment and software
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete essential functions in classroom and laboratory settings
COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.
UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online. With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model’s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 97 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job. Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency. For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.
SCHOOL: The mission of the School of Agricultural Sciences is to serve the students and the agricultural industry by: •Providing high-quality degree programs utilizing an interdisciplinary approach •Enhancing the critical thinking and problem solving skills of students •Utilizing sustainable technologies to prepare students for the 21st century •Integrating theory and application to provide high-quality services to the regional agricultural industry
SALARY: Competitive market based
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin January 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled
DATE AVAILABLE: August 12, 2019
TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email email@example.com for more information.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: A complete application consists of: 1) a letter describing your teaching experience and suitability for the position; 2) a current resume; 3) transcripts; and 4) a list of at least three references with contact information.
INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO: Rod Barr, Director School of Agricultural Sciences 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468 Phone: 660-562-1620 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org