Teaching Specialist/Lecturer Agricultural Systems Management-UM Crookston Campus
University of Minnesota, Crookston
January 11, 2018
31824.00 - 65000.00
<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>POSITION:</strong> Full-time, nine-month lecturer position in Agriculture Systems Management in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 13, 2018. Standard teaching load is 15 credits/5 courses per semester. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>RESPONSIBILITIES:</strong> Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Agriculture Systems Management program. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Introduction to Precision Agriculture, Remote Sensing Applications in Precision Agriculture, Introduction to Agriculture Systems Management, Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems, Facility Maintenance and Safety, Agriculture Machinery Management, Ag Mobile Power and Hydraulics, Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems, Welding and Facilities Planning and Selection. A strong emphasis is placed on hands-on activities and learning. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; engage in department and campus service activities; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; and help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities. The candidate should be open to teach both on campus and online courses. </span></span></p>
<p><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt;">MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:</span></strong><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;"> Master’s degree in Agriculture Systems Management or Agriculture Engineering or Agriculture Education or closely related field (or a master’s degree, plus a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Agriculture Systems Management); passion for teaching and student-centered service; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated cultural competency; effective communication skills; and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land-grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.</span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: </strong>Doctorate in Agriculture Systems Management or Agriculture Engineering or closely related field, full-time teaching and/or research experience in academic institution, and industry experience. Doctorate required for appointment as lecturer.</span></span></p>
The University of Minnesota , Crookston (UMC) is integral to the University's statewide land grant mission. The college provides its unique contribution through applied, career-oriented learning programs that combine theory, practice and experimentation in a technologically rich environment. UMC connects its teaching, research and outreach to serve the public good.