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Instructor, Agricultural Education

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Instructor, Agricultural Education
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Posting Number: TR0180028
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education seeks an instructor in agricultural education. This is a 12-month restricted appointment. The successful candidate will join a team of teaching and learning faculty with an emphasis on agricultural education. We are seeking an individual who can contribute by providing teaching and outreach efforts focused on modern agricultural science education. Specifically, this person will work with the faculty team to serve school-based agricultural education, cooperative extension, and other partners in delivering modern agricultural education programs.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and contribute to agricultural education outreach initiatives.

Position Responsibilities
• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses.
• Assist with agricultural education outreach activities.
• Work with Virginia agriculture teachers.
• Advise the Collegiate FFA Chapter.

Required Qualifications:

• An earned doctorate in agricultural education, science education in the context of agricultural education, or a closely related field.
• Three or more years of successful secondary teaching experience.
• Ability to work with constituents and a student body from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community.
• Demonstrated command of concepts and theories associated with teaching and learning in agricultural education contexts.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as expertise in utilizing technology in communication.
• Perform as a team member in a department that includes agricultural, leadership, and community education programs that work in concert to achieve the goals of the unit.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of successful secondary agricultural teaching experience.
• Demonstrated skill in teacher education and continued professional education.
• Experience with exceptional learner populations.
• Experience with extension education.
• Demonstrated teaching expertise.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, Transcript, Teaching Statement and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #TR0180028. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: June 9, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Agricultural, Leadership & Community Education
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 04/02/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/30/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Transcript
  5. Teaching Statement
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