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Assistant Professor - Agriculture (Soils)

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, 37044
Plant and Soil Science
Position Summary
The Department of Agriculture at APSU seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a full time 9-month tenure-track position in Agriculture (Soils) to start Fall semester 2024. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
The Department of Agriculture at Austin Peay State University is part of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Its offices, labs, and classrooms are housed in the Sundquist Science Complex on the Clarksville campus. APSU's Agriculture Department is a growing program with approximately 200 undergraduate agriculture majors in six concentrations: Agri-Business, Agri-Communications, Agri-Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology, and Sustainable Development. The Department oversees the 440-acre Farm & Environmental Education Center located three miles from the main campus which houses the new $1.2-million Brock Blick building with a 50-seat classroom and lab facilities. The Farm is used by the department for hands-on education, laboratories, field trips, student organizations, field days, and Ag-judging contests. Private farms, forests, agricultural industries, and vet clinics also are used to support classroom learning activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively with colleagues to support the mission of the institution and related academic units.
- Be responsible for a minimum of 30 teaching load credits per academic year, 6 of which will be for advisement, research, committee work, etc.
- Be willing to teach at times and places necessary to meet student needs.
- Be willing to adopt innovative teaching methods and delivery as appropriate.
- Possess the knowledge, talents and skills in the discipline to promote effective teaching.
- Demonstrate respect for the diverse learning needs of students.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement curriculum objectives and content for courses offered and taught in one's curriculum area.
- Demand and maintain high standards and expectations for all students.
-Implement teaching activities and a diversity of teaching techniques, procedures, and resources including application of technology.
- Develop and implement evaluation and assessment techniques that are appropriate for each course.
- Use multiple measures to assess student learning on a regular basis and provide frequent feedback to students relative to their performance.
-Be available and knowledgeable and demonstrate proficiency in the practice of academic advisement of students.
-Conduct appropriate research and scholarly/creative activity within the discipline.
-Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development and growth by being suitably active in professional and community service.
-Exhibit motivation and initiative in keeping up-to-date and current in one's curriculum area by reading/reviewing current scholarly or creative works in their field and by attending conferences, seminars, workshops, courses, and development activities sponsored by the University.
-Serve effectively on committees and other appropriate functions that assist in University governance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Department seeks a candidate who can teach undergraduate courses in Soils, Soil Conservation, Land Use, Fertilizers, Soil Taxonomy, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development and related fields. The successful candidate may also be asked to teach other courses in the Agricultural Sciences as needed by the department.
The successful candidate will be expected to review and expand the Department's current curriculum.
Additional responsibilities include:
- academic advisement of students.
- appropriate committee work/service activities, and,
- scholarly activities/research.
- Communicate effectively in oral and written English.

Required Minimum Qualifications
- PhD or equivalent in Soil Science, Soils/Agronomy or other Agriculture Science related field. - - Applicants may be considered who possess a doctoral degree in a compatible field combined with successful work experience in Agriculture and sufficient graduate credits in Agriculture courses to meet accreditation standards. (ABD in related field may be acceptable).
- Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated ability to teach a wide array of courses in Agriculture,Environmental Science and/or GIS/precision Agriculture.
- Documented evidence of ability in academic assignment (teach college agriculture courses), or professional contributions and activities.
- Evidence of good character, mature attitude, and professional integrity.
- A background search will be required of the successful candidate.
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