School of Agriculture
Assistant Professor of Agronomy

Job Details:
Applications are being accepted for Assistant Professor of Agronomy/Crop Science. This 9-month, tenure track position will begin 19 August 2014.

Doctorate in Agronomy, Crop Science, or related discipline must be completed by 1 August 2014. Candidates should have a broad background in agronomy and demonstrated expertise in sustainable management of grain, oilseed, and forage crops of the North-central U.S. Excellent communication and organizational skills, demonstrated experience in research or teaching undergraduates, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in a variety of settings, an energetic personality with a positive attitude and ability to effectively work and communicate with a variety of people, ability to develop and deliver effective presentations and experiential learning activities, and demonstrated ability to define and assess desired learning outcomes are required.

Engagement in teaching and advising undergraduate students as well as leadership in our agronomy program. Teaching responsibilities include beginning and advanced agronomy courses not to exceed 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include participation in professional and scholarly activities, mentoring student organizations including the collegiate crops team and agronomy club, working with state organizations, producers, and agronomic professionals, and providing expertise to the teaching and research mission of Pioneer Farm.

Department Information:
The School of Agriculture (SOA) is part of the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The SOA has over 800 undergraduate students, and 36 faculty and staff. The 430 acre Pioneer Farm is available for teaching, demonstration, and systems based research. The SOA offers six majors in agricultural education; agribusiness; animal science; ornamental horticulture; reclamation, environmental and conservation; and soil and crop science.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 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.

Special Notes:
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. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration:
Review of applications will begin 30 January 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete electronic applications will be given full consideration.

To Apply:
Candidates must submit (i) a letter of application demonstrating how they meet all qualifications, (ii) resume including work experience, (iii) a separate philosophy of teaching and learning statement (maximum one page), (iv) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization, (v) university transcripts, and the (vi) names and contact information for at least three professional references. For questions call 608-342-1393 or email

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