Assistant Professor – Agricultural & Extension Education- Teacher Education
WVU Davis College
The School of Design and Community Development, in West Virginia University's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design ( http://davis.wvu.edu/ ), Morgantown, WV, is pleased to invite applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Agricultural & Extension Education program. The positionswill focus on agricultural teacher education and will commence on August 16, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching (40%) – The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: agriculture teacher preparation, research methods, and other areas as required. They will also actively participate in undergraduate and graduate student advising, curriculum development, student-teacher supervision, and the advising of student organizations.
Research (40%) - The faculty member will be engaged in an active research and/or a creative scholarship program focused on Agricultural & Extension Education which could include broad areas of agricultural education, extension education, STEM education, environmental education, agricultural communication, human resource development, and leadership. Directing thesis, dissertations, undergraduate researchers, and serving on graduate committees will also be expected.
Service (20%) – The faculty member will engage in professional outreach activities and actively participate in university, community, and professional service activities.
Candidates must meet standard eligibility requirements to work in the United States and have demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in English. ABD applicants will be considered.
Upload the following documents for applications to Assistant Professor position:
1) Letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position;
2) Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught with dates;
3) A philosophy of teaching statement;
4) A research agenda;
5) Contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin June 1 st , 2019 and continue until the position are filled. West Virginia University is strongly committed to diversity.
University and Program
West Virginia University, designated as a Research University (High Research Activity), is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students and includes a highly-regarded Medical Center and Law school http://www.wvu.edu . The University is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, within easy driving distance of major eastern metropolitan areas including NYC and Washington, DC. Morgantown – West Virginia's fourth largest city – recently was rated No. 1 Small City in America, Best Small City in the East, and 3 rd Best Small Town in the nation. These high ratings resulted from its mix of intellectual, cultural, and social amenities; university services (including medical); year-round summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities; small town warmth; and a public-school system that has been rated in the top two percentile in academic performance nationwide. The School of Design and Community Development offers the following degrees: Agricultural & Extension Education, Design Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. More than 75 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in Agricultural & Extension Education majors. Additional information is available at http://www.design.wvu.edu .
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.