Lecturer in Sustainable Agriculture (Spring semester WTU assignment, primarily online/asynchronous with one in-person lab session per week)
Category: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Job no: 520184
Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Stanislaus – Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty – Agriculture
Faculty Employment Opportunity
LECTURER IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: The Agriculture program invites applications for a Lecturer appointment in Spring 2023 to teach three upper-level courses serving the Agriculture BS program’s Sustainable Agriculture concentration:1) Agroecology, 2) Tree and Fruit Crop Production and Management, and 3) Agriculture Society and Natural World (A General Education course). While all three courses are scheduled for online/asynchronous instruction, one of the courses has a weekly in-person lab session on Wednesday mornings (8:30-11:30am) at the Sustainable Garden on the Turlock campus.
This is a one-semester appointment.
A Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Agroecology or related field is required, with prior college-level teaching experience and relevant industry experience.
PhD or ABD in Sustainable Agriculture, Agroecology or a closely related field. Demonstrated proficiency in online college-level instruction. Evidence of field experience in sustainable agriculture and agroecology, with specific application to California agriculture.
HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:
A complete application is required and must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; statement of teaching philosophy; unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; and a professional resume, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
To apply for this position, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Dr. Oluwarotimi Odeh, Rolland Starn Endowed Chair in Agriculture
Dept. of Economics, Agriculture and Social Sciences
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.
Newly hired lecturers with terminal degrees are placed in Range 3 of the salary schedule and others are normally placed in Range 2. Starting salaries are usually at or near the minimum of the range. The full-time (15 units per semester) monthly base salaries indicated in the schedules are prorated based on the number of units assigned and are paid in six monthly payments for each full semester. Salary rates for California State University Lecturers (Academic Year) can be found in the schedules linked below.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE:
The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is a multidisciplinary program blending contributions from several of academic departments in support of lower and upper division core courses serving four concentrations: Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Economics, Sustainable Agriculture, and General Agriculture. The program also depends on and fosters sustainable relationships with area community colleges through the implementation of a “2+2” curricular design. Students majoring in the program are encouraged to explore diverse approaches to agricultural production, distribution, and management within evolving economic and environmental settings. Experiential learning and applied research opportunities are supported within each concentration. The B.S. in Agriculture is offered through the College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Academic programs providing curricular support for the major include Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Geography and Political Science. To learn more about Stan State’s Agriculture program, visit our Web site: https://www.csustan.edu/agriculture.
CAMPUS & AREA:
California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master’s programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.
Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a mandated 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.
CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE
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To apply, visit https://careers.csustan.edu/st/en-us/job/520184/lecturer-in-sustainable-agriculture-spring-semester-wtu-assignment-primarily-onlineasynchronous-with-one-inperson-lab-session-per-week
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Notices to Prospective Employees:
California State University Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
California State University Stanislaus is an affirmative action/equal opportunity/Title IX/Section 503/504 employer and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of candidates including members of underrepresented groups. Veterans specifically protected from employment discrimination include: 1) Vietnam era veterans; 2) special disabled veterans; 3) recently separated veterans; 4) other protected veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, under laws administered by the Department of Defense. Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated 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 as a condition of employment.
Compliance with Jeanne Clery Act:
California State University Stanislaus compiles an annual security report that includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on the public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report from our University Police Services at (209) 667-3114 or on the University’s Public Safety website at http://www.csustan.edu/DPS/Pages/CampusCrimeStatistics/index.html