Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Position Information FTE: 1.0 Benefits Eligibility: Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance Search by Group: Faculty/Lecturers Division: Academic Affairs Position Summary Information Position Description:

North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the School of Education with a primary focus on Agricultural Education, to begin August 16, 2020 or as otherwise negotiated. The position will be housed in the School of Education with a partial appointment with the Northern Crops Institute (
• Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in agricultural/extension education
• Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
• Assist the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) in developing, effectively delivering, and evaluating innovative adult educational programming
• Serve on thesis and dissertation committees
• Develop and maintain an agenda of scholarly inquiry/research related to agricultural education
• Assist in program planning, operation, and evaluation
• Engage in professional service activities within the institution, state, and nation
• Work effectively with colleagues across disciplines and/or community organizations
• Contribute to department governance and foster a collaborative community across the School of Education

Minimum Qualifications:

• An earned doctorate in agricultural education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution, by the time of initial appointment
• Successful secondary teaching experience in a US setting
• Demonstrated experience developing curriculum and instructional materials
• Potential to conduct research in agricultural/extension education teaching and learning
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusiveness

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of successful agricultural education teaching experience at the secondary level
• Evidence of providing high quality instruction, advising, and mentoring at the university level
• Experience developing and evaluating adult educational programming
• Expertise in the instructional use of technology
• A strong understanding of research and evaluation design, methods, and analytical procedures applied to educational and social research
• An active program of scholarly inquiry (evidence might include publications; engagement in professional and scholarly organizations; community-based participatory programs; a record of obtaining funding through contracts or competitive grants; or other modes of scholarship)
• Experience in securing external funding
• Successful experience working with the Extension Service activities
• Demonstrated leadership in agricultural education teacher preparation activities
• Experience with school/university collaboration and partnerships
• Commitment to cultivating relationships with colleagues on campus, within the local community, and across the state/region.
• Ability to diversify program area faculty in a way that prioritizes, values, and celebrates diversity in all forms and ensures a sense of belonging, respect, and inclusion that supports the success of each member of the community.

Physical Demands: Open Until Filled: Yes Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening will begin 5/29/20

Special Conditions: No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to Veteran’s Preference requirements. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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