VACANCY: Assistant Professor – Agricultural Education, University of Wisconsin

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 03/27/2023
Application Due: 04/24/2023
Category: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Working Title: Assistant Professor

Appointment Type: Faculty

FTE: 100

Position Summary:
The Department Agricultural Education in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is seeking a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position (100% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest and ability teach courses in agricultural education teacher education. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, and other funding sources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • PhD or EdD in Agricultural Education or a related field. Applicants who have finished course work and are still working on degree requirements may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their program within one year of the date of employment.
  • Strong interest in teaching college-level courses to undergraduate students,
  • Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate and master’s level students,
  • Interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities including student organizations,
  • Well-developed, effective oral and written communication skills,
  • Documented experience utilizing technology to enhance student learning.


  • At least three years’ experience teaching agricultural education in a pK-12 setting,
  • Experience advising an FFA chapter,
  • Experience implementing supervised agricultural experience and other forms of work-based learning in a pK-12 setting,
  • Experience coordinating FFA Career Development Events or related contests,
  • Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level,
  • Documented evidence of teaching hybrid and fully online courses,
  • Demonstrated record of successful college level research, scholarly, or creative activity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (highest degree earned)
  • A three-part statement (upload under other document), not to exceed 3 pages, covering:
    • your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
    • your agriculture education experience, and
    • your applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document)
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references)

Inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. James Graham, Professor and Search Chair
Department of Agricultural Education

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 24, 2023.

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