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Assistant Clinical Professor (Agricultural Education)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123294
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Clinical Professor (Agricultural Education)
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Ag Education
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:

Position Description
This will be a professional-track faculty position in the Agricultural Education program that is a collaboration between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the College of Education and is administered by the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture. The incumbent will be expected to conduct scholarship in the area of secondary agricultural education and strengthen training programs for future secondary agricultural educators. The successful candidate will have the primary responsibility of developing and teaching undergraduate agricultural education courses, advising current undergraduate agricultural education students, and working collaboratively with schools to provide student teaching opportunities. An individual in this position will have the opportunity to deliver teacher training to students at all levels who are planning future careers in post-secondary education and/or agricultural extension and outreach. Additionally, the incumbent will have opportunity to introduce AGNR graduate students to the career opportunities available in agricultural education and to engage interested graduate students in secondary education teaching experiences. This role supports ongoing accreditation, assessment, and data reporting requirements related to program approval.

Stakeholder Responsibilities
The successful candidate will work with stakeholder groups such as, but not limited to, the following:
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation
Maryland Agricultural Teachers Association
Maryland Council for Agricultural Education
Maryland FFA Association, Foundation, and Alumni Association
The successful candidate will attend regular meetings with stakeholder groups and report on the status of the Agricultural Education program and engage in discussions relevant to current issues and trends in agricultural education. An individual in this position will also work closely with the members of these groups to recruit new students as well as place graduating students into teaching jobs throughout the state of Maryland. A vital role of this position will be to work closely with Maryland FFA in assisting with the Career Development Events (CDE) as well as representing the program at events such as the state convention. Additionally, working directly with state educators, an incumbent will provide advice and counseling to students who are considering matriculating to the University of Maryland to focus on agricultural education.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
A candidate for this position will have a PhD in Agricultural Education from an accredited university.
A candidate for this position will have teaching or teaching assistant experience at the collegiate/university level.
A candidate for this position will have demonstrated the ability to utilize effective teaching aids and strategies that enhance the success of diverse learners.
A candidate for this position will have training and teaching experience in secondary education and can be qualified to supervise student teachers.

Preferences:

Preferred Qualifications
Student teaching evaluation experience
Demonstrated experience working professionally with a diverse group of traditional and nontraditional students
Experience in commercial agricultural production
Member of American Association of Agricultural Education, National Association of Agricultural Educators, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, and/or other related professional associations

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/10/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/24/2017
Physical Demands

Ability to lift 50+ pounds; ability to work in adverse weather conditions; ability to do field work.

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

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