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Position Description—Instructional, non-tenure track, faculty position with responsibilities in teaching and service in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University. This position will be specifically responsible for the coordination and leadership of the leadership minor (LDAG) including teaching & developing undergraduate online courses and advising undergraduate students in the leadership minor. For more information about the LDAG minor, see https://alec.tamu.edu/academics/undergraduate/minor-in-leadership-studies-ldag/.
Major Duties and Responsibilities—The person hired for this position will (1) lead and coordinate the leadership minor, (2) teach online courses for the leadership minor (teaching expectation is 3 courses in spring, 3 courses in fall, 2 courses in summer), 3) develop online courses for the leadership minor (as needed), 4) advise undergraduate students completing the leadership minor, (4) serve on departmental, college, and university committees, and (5) other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications—The ideal candidate must possess (1) earned masters or doctorate in agricultural leadership, leadership education or closely related field, (2) demonstrated evidence of effectively teaching leadership at the post-secondary level, (3) demonstrated knowledge of instructional design best practices, (4) demonstrated evidence of commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations, and (5) ability to share his/her vision for teaching and service in the land grant university system and how that vision impacts agricultural leadership, education, and communications.
Preferred Qualifications - The ideal candidate would (1) have an earned doctorate in agricultural leadership, leadership education or closely related field, (2) have experience in teaching leadership courses online, and (3) demonstrate evidence of leading and managing a post-secondary program with undergraduate students.
Salary and Benefits—Competitive with peer universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Continuation of this position is dependent on continued availability of funding.
Other Information—Texas A&M University is a research-intensive public institution that places emphasis on excellence in undergraduate education. Information about Texas A&M is available at http://www.tamu.edu/. The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications is one of 14 academic departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Department is authorized to award four minors, four bachelor’s degrees, three master’s degrees, and three doctoral degrees with an enrollment of 1,300 undergraduates and 158 graduate students. The Leadership Minor has an enrollment of 120 students and is expected to grow. The scholarship of the 33 faculty members is grounded in five knowledge bases: planning and needs assessment, learner-centered instructional design, delivery strategies, evaluation and accountability, and research and measurement tools. The work of the faculty is expressed through six contextual applications, including agricultural communications, agricultural leadership education, agricultural teacher education, distance education, extension education, and international agricultural development. Information about the Department is available at http://www.alec.tamu.edu/
Texas A&M is committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. To fulfill its multiple missions as an institution of higher learning, Texas A&M encourages a climate that values and nurtures collegiality, diversity, pluralism and the uniqueness of the individual within our state, nation and world. All decisions and actions involving students and employees should be based on applicable law and individual merit. The Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Applicants should complete a faculty application online at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu and submit a cover letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and vision statement (educational philosophy) as attachments to the online application. Applications not completed through the online application system will not be accepted. Applicant screening will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Direct inquiries to:
Debbie King or Kenneth Stroud
ALEC Department, 2116 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2116