This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in the Crop and Soil Science major in the Plant and Earth Science Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of (1) agronomic crop production practices; (2) integrated pest management; and (3) weed science. Additional expertise in plant pathology, sustainable production practices, or crop physiology will be beneficial. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm.
UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research. We therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement, including (but not limited to) mentoring of undergraduate research projects with opportunities to collaborate among other disciplines in the College. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and multidisciplinary department that includes majors in Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation and Environmental Planning, and Geology. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Anticipated Appointment date: August 27, 2018. Information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach the following courses: Integrated Pest Management, Weed Control, Introductory Plant Science, Plant and Seed Identification, plus additional courses depending on candidate’s expertise.
Modify existing courses or develop new courses, as needed, to create a dynamic curriculum that prepares students for professional careers.
Incorporate new pedagogies, active learning techniques, and technologies into courses, with the objective of creating strong, dynamic, and effective courses that engage students.
Engage in scholarly activity, which can include developing a research program, mentoring undergraduate research projects, and/or participation in professional organizations.
Participate in co-curricular activities including advising of students in curriculum and career planning, involvement in student organizations, internship supervision, and undergraduate research mentoring.
Establish collaborations with appropriate industry partners to facilitate internships and other learning opportunities for students and help ensure relevancy of programs and curricula.
Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college, and university levels
Engage in community service where academic expertise can be shared.
D. in Agronomy, Crop Science, or a related discipline, ABD candidates may be considered for a conditional appointment with preferred completion date by date of hire, but no later than the end of December 2018.
Demonstrated expertise in agronomic crop production including but not limited to integrated pest management, weed control and plant pathology.
Ability to successfully teach dynamic and innovative lecture, laboratory, hybrid, and/or other types of courses to undergraduate students.
Demonstrated scholar as evidenced by research activities or involvement in extension or professional organizations.
Desire to participate in co-curricular activities including advising of students in curriculum and career planning, involvement in student organizations, internship supervision, and undergraduate research mentoring.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a team as an effective team member.
Teaching experience or professional development/coursework related to teaching in higher education.
Expertise in additional areas of crop science such as crop physiology or sustainable agriculture.
Applied research experience in integrated pest management, plant pathology or weed control.
Field experience related to agronomic crop production.
Demonstrated interest and/or experience in developing collaborations with industry partners.
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