University of Minnesota, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Salary: $70,000 -$80,000
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.
Internal Number: 353553
The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time, contract faculty Teaching Assistant Professor position. This is a 9-month (academic year), non tenure-track faculty position with a 100% time teaching role. Teaching professors fulfill essential and ongoing roles in the department’s teaching mission by delivering courses in various focus areas of our curriculum and advising students in the Plant Science and Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture majors. Also, contributing to the education objectives of large multi-institutional grants is expected. This position is considered a long-term position with established promotional guidelines (Assistant, Associate, and Full Teaching Professor) and opportunities within the department. Performance of teaching professors is reviewed annually and approximately every four years for promotion.
Teaching will be in the Plant Science and Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture undergraduate majors. At least 12 credits of teaching is the expectation with other opportunities supporting the education objectives of large multi-institutional grants which could include developing educational modules, and leading efforts directed at broader impacts. Courses will be in the general area of agronomy/agroecology, plant development, crop physiology, international agriculture, and professional development.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is essential for this role. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The application deadline is March 31, 2023.
Ph.D. degree in plant-related discipline associated with agriculture.
University-level teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion including the ability to work respectfully and effectively with individuals with diverse identities and underrepresented groups.
Experience developing and implementing curriculum using online teaching, technology-enhanced, and active learning pedagogical methods
Evidence of skills in distance learning, developing web-based materials, and online teaching.