Fresno State campus

Agricultural Education - Assistant/Associate Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Agriculture
Position Description

California State University, Fresno

Jordan College of Agricultural Science & Technology

Department of Animal Sciences & Agricultural Education

http://fresnostate.edu/jcast/

Title:      Agricultural Education

Rank:     Assistant Professor

Status:   Tenure Track

Start:     Fall 2022 (August 2022)

The Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant/Associate Professor in Agricultural Education. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students and student organizations, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in the area of agriculture teacher preparation including supervision of student teachers. Teaching online, evening classes, and other alternative teaching times and methods are required. Additionally, assistance with annual FFA field day events and other department events and activities along with service on department, college, and university committees is expected.

The agricultural education and communication program consists of approximately 250 undergraduate majors pursuing degrees in agriculture teacher preparation or agricultural communications. Additionally, there are 25-35 post-baccalaureate students pursuing secondary agriculture teaching credentials as well as 3-6 students in the Agricultural Science Master’s program. The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for careers as secondary agriculture teachers, leaders in the agriculture industry, and agricultural communications specialists needed in agriculture and related industries. The academic program is enhanced through practical experience provided at the university’s 1,000-acre agricultural laboratory consisting of crop and livestock production units, dairy and food processing facilities, meats laboratory, winery, and farm market.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Qualifications:

 Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. An earned doctorate in Agricultural Education or other closely related disciplines is required for appointment.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (August 17, 2022).

Required Experience:

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  2. Successful secondary agriculture teaching experience; and
  3. Ability to maintain an ongoing program of applied research, grant writing, and scholarly activity.
  4. For appointment to the rank of Associate Professor, a candidate must have a strong record of excellence in teaching at the university level and a sustained record of scholarly research and publication

Preferred Experience:

  1. Successful experience as an FFA advisor and/or secondary agricultural education chair/program lead;
  2. Successful experience supervising agriculture student teachers;
  3. Successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience;
  4. Experience advising undergraduate and/or graduate students;
  5. Involvement with agricultural student organizations and events; and
  6. Positive interactions with students, colleagues, industry stakeholders, government agencies, media, and the general public.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022, and may continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at:  http://careers.fresnostate.edu

Attach the following:

  1. A cover letter, specifically addressing the specific areas of the required experience and preferred qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Contact information for three professional references
  4. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

All finalists will be requested to send official transcripts from all relevant educational programs.  In addition, we will request the three professional references to submit current letters of recommendation.

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Amanda McKeith
                       Department of Animal Sciences & Agricultural Education
                       Jordan College of Agricultural Science & Technology
                       Email: amckeith@csufresno.edu

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:   www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/.  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml.  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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