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Assistant Professor - Agriculture

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Primary Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the agriculture disciplines. The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development, conduct appropriate research or scholarly activity within the discipline, and will provide new expertise to help lead the program in new directions. Additional responsibilities include: advising students, serving on committees, collaboration with area stakeholders and professional development.

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 2023) in agribusiness, agriculture communication, agriculture education, agriculture system management, horticulture, agronomy/crops and soils or related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Possess theoretical knowledge and practical experience in agriculture and/or agribusiness
  • Demonstrated commitment to student growth and achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver highly effective teaching in agriculture
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate experiential learning activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teacher/scholar model
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and collaboration within the University community and interest in interacting with external constituents
  • Evidence of effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2023. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 9, 2023.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:

  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Diversity Statement
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.

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