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Positions Available

  • 27 Aug 2019 11:14 AM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)


    We have an excellent opportunity for the right person.  We seek an individual with expertise in agricultural education, education studies and experience in agricultural leadership.  This is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities for teaching/advising, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant will provide leadership and instruction for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Learning and Leadership Sciences (LLS) Minor in collaboration with other faculty members in AgEdS, Agron and other departments CALS, as well as personnel in the Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will lead faculty development efforts associated with Project LEA/RN focused on improving instructional practice among faculty members and learning outcomes for students across ISU.  He/she will develop an applied research program to complement these areas and address application of learning theory in college classrooms.

    This is a renewable term (3 year) faculty position and is titled – Assistant Teaching Professor.

    For additional information, visit

    For consideration, please submit an application before September 22, 2019 using the previous URL.  Tentative start date is January 1.

    Michael S. Retallick, Ph. D.

    Professor and Chair

    Agricultural Education and Studies Department
    513 Farm House Lane, 0201 Curtiss Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1054


    Selected Works:

  • 09 Jul 2019 3:24 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope

    See full listing here

    The Assistant Director of Leadership Programs will work closely and creatively with the director to build our curricular and co‐curricular initiatives and programs in terms of both enrollment and participation numbers as well as campus and community impact. It is, therefore, imperative that the Assistant Director is professional and knowledgeable about the institutional and departmental resources available. The Assistant Director of Leadership Programs will also be involved in assessment, data gathering, marketing and communication efforts for the LEV program which will require creativity, patience and a willingness to collaborate with other offices on‐campus. Teaching is an important part of this role as well, therefore, the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs must be willing to engage in the scholarship of leadership, ethics and values and must have excellent skills in knowledge dissemination and student engagement in the classroom. The ability of the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles is critical to this role.

    The Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program draws upon the overall liberal arts education embraced at North Central College to put the study of leadership and ethics into action. The Program is critical component of our efforts to pursue our mission statement promise of producing “curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens and leaders.” Our diverse range of Academic and Co‐Curricular opportunities allow students to gain practical training and help students develop as campus leaders and community contributors, now and in the future.

    Description of Key Responsibilities

    1. Teach designated LEV courses, and, if appropriate the Certificate program (8-10 credit hours per academic year).

    2. Spearhead efforts to build robust enrollment in LEV academic majors, minors and concentrations.

    3. Spearhead efforts to build robust participation in research and presentation opportunities for LEV students including Richter Grants, Rall Symposium presentations and honors theses.

    4. Spearhead efforts to build robust participation numbers in and high‐impact, high‐visibility social impact initiatives for our three core co‐curricular programs: NCC Lead, Leadership Fellows and Blue Key Honor Society.

    5. Actively advise and nurture our three core LEV co‐curricular programs: NCC Lead, Leadership Fellows and Blue Key Honor Society.

    6. Co‐Coordinate, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, co‐curricular programming and workshops (e.g., FYE workshops, NCC Leadership Conference workshops, etc.).

    7. Coordinate efforts related to academic assessment and program review in LEV.

    8. Co‐Coordinate, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, marketing and social media efforts.

    9. Coordinate efforts related to student data collection and reporting for programs in LEV (e.g., maintaining enrollment and retention data as well as student survey data).

    10. Serve, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, as the LEV representative at admissions and visit day programs.

    11. Conduct LEV presentations across campus for a variety of constituents.

    12. In concert with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, strengthen and maintain relationships with other academic units, student affairs, admissions, College Scholars and athletics.

    13. Assist with preparation of key strategic documents such as annual reports and other broad‐ reaching publications.

    14. Serve, where appropriate, on campus‐wide committees as assigned.

    15. Supervise and oversee, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, student workers and/or practicum students.

    16. Other job related duties as assigned.

  • 09 May 2019 10:25 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant (PhD level preferred, but will consider a strong MS applicant) and Program Assistant, MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program

    Reports to:
    Primary - Dr. Marina Denny, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications (AELC), or 662.325.1175 (office)
    Secondary – Dr. Alisha Hardman, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), or 662.325.7839 (office)

    Terms of Employment: 20 hours per week, beginning August 16, 2019. Assistantship is available for three (3) or four (4) academic years, depending on the student’s degree track and program of study in the School of Human Sciences (i.e. Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) or HDFS). Annual renewal of assistantship contingent on performance.


    • Full assistantship salary is $20,000 per year.
    • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.

    Position Description:

    Program/Extension Activities (for the MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program):

    • Collecting and analyzing information
    • Updating/maintaining website/Twitter/Instagram
    • Assisting with administrative duties, including recruiting students, coordinating student/mentor schedules, planning site visits, tracking student progress with projects and presentations, taking and posting appropriate pictures and videos, and writing reports
    • Developing Extension-related educational tools and giving presentations to a variety of lay, professional, and academic audiences

    Research/Teaching Activities:

    • Helping with data collection and analysis for the MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program (primarily qualitative), including conducting interviews/observations/focus groups, transcribing, and coding and analyzing data via NVivo qualitative data analysis software
    • Helping with research design, data collection, and analysis for other relevant, ongoing research projects
    • Conducting literature search
    • Writing literature reviews and other parts of manuscripts
    • Presenting data (in written or oral form)
    • Assisting with writing grant applications
    • Assisting with course lectures and grading, as appropriate


    • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student (PhD level preferred) in the MSU School of Human Sciences – either in the AEE or HDFS program
    • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credit hours each fall and spring semester (and 6 hours each summer) of the assistantship
    • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. First semester PhD level graduate students must have a master’s GPA of at least 3.0. First semester master’s students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Must have strong academic writing and oral presentation skills.
    • Strong preference given to applicants with knowledge of/prior experience with qualitative research design, methods, analysis, and software.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Application Process and Deadline:

    • The MSU Graduate School application (and application fee) deadline for the Fall 2019 semester is July 1, 2019 -
    • Concurrent to submitting your application to the Graduate School, e-mail your resume/CV and cover letter to Dr. Marina Denny ( by July 1, 2019.

    More Information:

    • Contact either Dr. Denny or Dr. Hardman
    • Program of study description for AEE and HDFS graduate programs available here -

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