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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Engineering Technology)

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Engineering Technology) Requisition 202100143F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Science & Engineering Technology Department Dept of Agricultural Sciences Open Date 10/18/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Ryan Saucier, Search Committee Chair Title
School of Agricultural Sciences
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2088
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2088 Contact Phone 936-294-4883 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
This is a 75% percent teaching and 25% percent research appointment with service required for promotion, merit pay increases and tenure. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering Technology. Emphasis areas could include: metal fabrication; construction and maintenance; electric power and control; alternative energy; power and machinery; structures and environmental control; hydraulics and electronics; soil and water conservation engineering; agricultural systems management and agricultural safety. In addition, as a member of an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students, assist in the management of the William R. Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center, serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees, participate in outreach conferences and activities and work closely with the agricultural community and industry stakeholders.

This is a nine month appointment. Opportunity for summer employment available. Educational Requirements for the Position
An earned Doctorate in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Systems Management or a closely related field. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is also expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language are required. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration. All but dissertation ( ABD ) candidates may be considered.

Experience Required for the Position
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Employment at a post-secondary institution and experience teaching AGET related courses, experience with distance education technology, teaching strategies, and Learning Management Systems ( LMS ) Leadership experience with AGET -type programs and student organizations.
History of graduate student mentoring and hands-on experience with statistical analysis of research data. Success in the development of a highly productive scholarly agenda, including publications in refereed journals, success in obtaining funding to support sustainable research projects and success in providing professional development workshops to stakeholder groups (i.e. agricultural science teachers, industry groups, etc.)
Three years of teaching experience in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the secondary education level and/or three years of industry experience related to the AGET curriculum. Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

The School of Agricultural Sciences has 25 full and part-time faculty, approximately 992 majors, and offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in 6 emphasis areas along with the Masters of Agricultural Sciences and an online Master of Agriculture in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment ( SAFE ) degrees. The William R. Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center houses a classroom and multi-purpose laboratories utilized in theory-based lectures, experiential learning activities, and applied research. The School of Agricultural Sciences also maintains the Agriculture Center, home to the Indoor Arena, Meats Lab, Equine Lab, a state-of-the-art greenhouses, and the 1,740-acre Gibbs Ranch.

Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2021, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts

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