School of Agriculture
Assistant Professor - Reclamation, Environment, Conservation Sciences

Assistant (or Associate) Professor in Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation Sciences (9-month, tenure track).

Doctorate in Reclamation, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, or related discipline completed by 1 August 2013. Preference will be given to applications with experience with disturbed land reclamation and/or ecological restoration techniques. Additional qualifications include 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. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory course in reclamation, reclamation revegetation, and reclamation project management, and additional courses emphasizing environmental science, and natural resource conservation not to exceed 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include leadership of the Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation program; participation in professional and scholarly activities; mentoring student organizations; working with state organizations and industries within the reclamation, environmental sciences and natural resources areas; and providing expertise to the teaching and research mission of Pioneer Farm.

Appointment Date:
August 20, 2013.

Application Procedure:
Candidates must submit (i) a letter of application demonstrating how they meet all qualifications, (ii) resume including work experience, (iii) a separate statement describing your philosophy of teaching and student learning outcomes important for the reclamation, environment and conservation sciences, (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. Electronic applications in PDF format only will be accepted.

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Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

School of Agriculture:
The School of Agriculture (SOA) is part of the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The SOA has approximately 795 students, and 36 faculty and staff. Our laboratory and teaching facilities are outstanding. A 430 acre farm is available for teaching, systems based research and demonstration. The SOA offers six majors: agricultural education, agribusiness, animal science, ornamental horticulture, reclamation, environmental and conservation, and soil & crop science.

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