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Teaching Instructor, Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership


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Ad number:#333840008
Contact:Oklahoma State University
City:Stillwater, OK


This position is a nine-month, 100% teaching, nontenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Instructor. The position is a joint appointment between the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership (AECL) (50%) and the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) (50%). The position reports to the AECL department head and works collaboratively with faculty and staff in AECL, BAE, and other units in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). The successful candidate will manage the teacher certification program in agricultural education (AGED) and teach agricultural systems technology (AST) courses required of agricultural education majors. Management of the agricultural teacher certification program includes monitoring students' progress meeting teacher certification requirements, assisting with academic advising, as well as working with other AGED faculty coordinating and conducting student teacher supervision. The AST courses have historically included laboratory and field skills such as lab management and project construction, agricultural electrification, metals and welding, small engines, and agricultural structures. A primary responsibility is to ensure adequate technical skills associated with the certification program for school-based agricultural education teachers, while also providing a level of knowledge consistent with a university-based education.  The position is to be filled by August 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as a qualified candidate is available. This nine-month teaching instructor position is a renewable term, non-tenure track appointment in AECL. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Required qualifications: Candidates must have a master's degree in Agricultural Education or a closely related discipline and must have experience teaching school-based agricultural education. Experience and expertise teaching agricultural mechanics are required. Candidates must have excellent speaking and writing skills, an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level, and a desire to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.  Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Robert Terry, Jr., Professor and Head, AECL, 405.744.8140, or Dr. John Veenstra, Professor and Head, BAE, 405.744.5431,  Apply at A letter of application (two-page maximum), current resume, collegiate transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references with complete contact information are required to complete the application process. Transcripts may be scanned and attached or mailed to Amy Phipps, 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.  Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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