Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication

Department: Agricultural Education and Communication

About the College:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) is a state college in the University System of Georgia with two instructional sites in Southwest Georgia. ABAC’s mission is to provide excellent education by engaging, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and providing relevant experiences that prepare the graduate for life. The main campus is located in Tifton, Georgia. Tifton is a progressive community known for its quality-of-life environment and was recently named as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America. The college has a student body of approximately 4,000 students and a teaching faculty of approximately 135. The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is one of four schools and offers six of the college’s 12 Bachelor of Science degrees. The school’s enrollment is approximately 32% of the college’s total enrollment (~1,300) and has approximately 50 faculty and staff. The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is one of three departments within the school. It has a total enrollment of approximately 250 students, two degree programs (BS in Agricultural Communication and Agricultural Education) and has a total of seven faculty and staff.

Position Summary:

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, housed within the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, seeks applicants for a Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Agricultural Communication. This is a 10-month tenure track position (Assistant Professor rank) or 10-month non-tenure track position (Lecturer rank). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Agricultural Communication, advise students and student organizations; engage in scholarly activities, engage in service activities, develop partnerships with commodity and industry organizations, and work effectively as a member of a faculty team to continually update and improve the content of courses and degree programs in the department. In addition, the successful candidate will work with the community and college on initiatives and activities that enhance the student learning experience and community relationships and promotes student engagement. Specific assignments will depend on the successful candidate’s rank, experience, and area of interest.

Required Qualifications:

· An earned Master’s (minimum for Lecturer rank) or doctorate in Agricultural Communication or closely related discipline (must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by start date of employment).

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

· Ability to use current technology in support of instructional activities.

· Primary interest in and firm commitment to undergraduate education.

· The ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and industry stakeholders.

· Demonstrated ability to work with industry stakeholders and other related groups in developing and promoting activities that enhance the student learning experience, promotes student engagement, and enhances community and industry relationships.

Desired Qualifications:

· Experience in teaching and advising at the college-level.

· Professional work experience in agricultural communication field.

· A record of successful extramural funding and/or scholarly activities.

Application Instructions: Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching, copy of transcripts, and a list of three references. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin June 11, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment Start Date: August 1, 2021

For additional information: Contact Dr. Andrew Thoron, Department Head, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, 229-391-5280 or andrew.thoron@abac.edu.