Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: IPOOO
Title: Lecturer
Functional Title: Lecturer
Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture
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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time, 12-month, professional-track Lecturer position at the University of Maryland, College Park. The person in this position will teach agricultural communication courses, advise students enrolled in the Agriculture Forward at Maryland (Ag Forward) program, keep advising guides updated, track student progress, and build university relationships by collaborating with other campus departments. Position responsibilities are expected to be roughly 60% teaching and 40% advising/administrative. This person must demonstrate the teaching experience and academic and professional qualifications to teach undergraduate communication courses and provide effective leadership for the Ag Forward program and IAA transfer students.

The IAA, an academic certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, College Park, combines hands-on learning with traditional classroom education and online resources. The IAA provides students with the entrepreneurial, management, and technical skills needed to successfully operate sustainable domestic agricultural enterprises including golf courses, sports fields, landscape companies, and farming operations. This is a renewable, professional track, 12-month appointment. Continuing appointment will be based on performance and student enrollment. The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, is a Land Grant institution located near suburban Washington, DC.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Agricultural Communication and Leadership, or related discipline.
• Minimum of three years’ professional experience in communications that includes training/teaching.
• Demonstrate excellence in teaching.
• Highly detail-oriented.


• Experience in higher education.
• Experience with student advising.

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Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/24/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/25/2017
Physical Demands

Individual must be able to stand for periods of time

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)

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