Full-time, nine-month tenure track position in Agronomy in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 17, 2020. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package can be viewed at https://humanresources.umn.edu/new-employees/benefits-summaries
Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Agronomy program including instruction on campus, online, or through hybrid modalities that may include weekends and evenings. Courses (4/4 teaching load; 24 credit hours per academic year) will primarily be related to Midwest production agriculture and may include topics that cover row-crop production, weed and disease management, sustainable food systems, land management, forages, applied precision agriculture technology, and others. New courses may be proposed based upon needs of the program and candidate expertise. Faculty members are expected to establish and maintain their own research agendas, which may include community engaged scholarship work. Pursuit of externally-funded grants to support research is encouraged. Service is required in accordance with tenure track criteria. The faculty member is expected to help further develop the program; advise students; foster equity and a sense of belonging among all students; and participate in recruitment, assessment, and retention efforts
Minimum Qualifications • Doctorate degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, or related field. • Demonstrated knowledge of regionally-important crop production strategies in a diverse agroecosystem (soybeans, sugar beet, potatoes, corn, wheat, edible beans). • Effective communication skills. • Record of effective teaching. • Ability to draw upon cultural and community-based knowledge in teaching. • Ability to demonstrate cultural competency within the scope of the land grant mission.
Preferred Qualifications • Campus and online teaching experience, including teaching in laboratory settings. • Precision agriculture experience as related to row crop production. • Research experience in an academic institution. • Experience developing and maintaining collaborations with relevant industry partners. • A track record of successful grant writing and peer-reviewed publication. • Experience coaching Crops Contest teams for NACTA and FFA. • Membership and engagement in relevant professional organizations.
Internal Number: 334873
About University of Minnesota, Crookston
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.