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Teaching Assistant Professor - Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Program

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Other Agriculture Faculty

Teaching Assistant Professor

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Program College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) program prepares students for careers that help develop people, organizations and communities to solve real-world problems. Our students graduate prepared to lead, teach and communicate to the world about issues relating to food, human development and the environment. More about the ALEC program can be found at


The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) Program is seeking a Teaching Assistant Professor in agricultural communications. This non-tenure track faculty position is provided on a 12-month basis. This Teaching Assistant Professor will be primarily responsible for providing instruction in courses focused on agricultural communications, as well as prospective student outreach and student engagement in the ALEC graduate program.


January 2, 2023 or as soon as possible after close of search

  • An earned PhD or EdD in the field of agricultural communications, agricultural education, or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the instruction of agricultural communications in higher education contexts.
  • The candidate should have the ability to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in agricultural communications using innovative teaching methods.
  • The candidate should have expertise in digital communications platforms and be able teach in this area.
  • The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in agricultural communications and related interdisciplinary courses.
  • Advise students in the agricultural communications concentration in the ALEC program.
  • Collaborate with College of ACES recruitment coordinators to promote Agricultural Communications to prospective students.
  • Provide service to the ALEC program, the College of ACES, and the University of Illinois in support of the land-grant mission generally, and more specifically in regard to student outreach in Agricultural Communications.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the University and College:

The Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois ( is located approximately 135 miles south of Chicago in a community of more than 100,000 people. The campus is home to more than 2,000 tenure/tenure-track faculty members. In addition to its mission as a land-grant university, the campus offers exceptional programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) ( has 235 tenure-track faculty members and an enrollment of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students. It is widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach and international programs.

Closing Date:

October 31, 2022


Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top of bottom of the posting on and upload their Curriculum Vitae (including email address), a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and experience by October 31, 2022. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered.

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Morgan, Director of Graduate Studies of the ALEC Program and Search Committee Chair, at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1012243

Job Category: Faculty

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