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Lecturer in Soil and Crop Science

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Summary:

The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture seeks a Lecturer in Soil and Crop Science to instruct undergraduate courses. This is a full-time, 9-month position, with an anticipated start date of August 22, 2023.

Teaching duties include preparing course materials, developing syllabi, teaching both classroom and activity-based courses, preparing, administering, and grading of exams and assignments, and holding office hours.

As a member of the campus community for UW-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. 


Teaching agronomy-related courses in the Soil and Crop Science program in the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Potential courses that will be taught by the lecturer based on their expertise include, Crop Production and Agroecology, Seed and Grain Crops, Forages, Weed Science, Precision Agriculture Technologies, Soil and Water Conservation, Turfgrass Management, and other agronomy/soil science-related courses.

Additional responsibilities may include providing expertise to the teaching and outreach mission of the School of Agriculture, support of external educational efforts, such as the World Forage Management Cup and Agronomy Career Development events.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agroecology, Crop Science, Weed Science or closely related discipline.
  • Broad background in agronomy and demonstrated expertise in the management of field and forage crops of the North-central U.S., soil health, and/or related agronomic principles. 
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students and department.
  • Great time management skills to maximize teaching and other duties assigned.
  • Able to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to achieve department goals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license is required.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The School of Agriculture (SOA) is housed within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The SOA is one of the national leaders in undergraduate programs in agriculture and natural resources, which is committed to excellence in education, research, scholarly and professional activities, and services to the agriculture industry at the state, regional, national, and global levels. The SOA has over 500 undergraduate students, and over 30 faculty and staff. A 430-acre farm is available for teaching, demonstration, and systems-based research. The SOA offers majors in agricultural education; agribusiness; animal science; dairy science, environmental horticulture; ecological restoration and resource management; and soil and crop science. See: and

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, and are due by: August 21, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume including work experience
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Jodi McDermott, Assistant Dean of College of BILSA


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


Since 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been a regional leader among 4-year colleges with challenging academics; renowned faculty; and notable alumni.

On all three campuses—UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland, and UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County—we are leaders in science, technology, agriculture, and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in microsystems and nanotechnology, forensic investigation, and renewable energy. While the challenges facing us now may seem daunting, we are applying this expertise to be here for you, now and in the future.

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