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Assistant Professor Crop Science with University of Wisconsin-River Falls in River Falls, WI

Type of position This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in our Crop and Soil Science major in the Plant and Earth Science Department.
Employer University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Description of Employer The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF’s 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; and Business and Economics

The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.

The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/

Location River Falls, WI
Salary comensurate with experience
Closing date of competition January 19, 2015
Date position available 8/24/2015
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Integrated Pest Management and Crop Protection in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in our Crop and Soil Science major in the Plant and Earth Science Department.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of (1) agronomic crop production practices; (2) integrated pest management; and (3) weed science and control. Additional expertise in crop physiology, irrigation management or sustainable and organic production practices will be beneficial.

UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm.

The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and multidisciplinary department that includes majors in Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, and Geology with opportunities to collaborate among other disciplines in CAFES.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources.

Applications are due January 19, 2015 and the appointment will begin on August 24, 2015. Please see the University’s website https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ for the application process and a complete vacancy notice.

Qualifications Required:

  • PhD in Agronomy, Crop Science, or closely related field, completed prior to start date.
  • Demonstrated expertise in agronomic crop production including but not limited to integrated pest management and weed control.
  • Ability to successfully teach dynamic and innovative lecture, laboratory, hybrid, and/or other types of courses to undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated scholar as evidenced by research activities or involvement in extension or professional organizations.
  • Ability to successfully participate in co-curricular activities including advising of students in curriculum and career planning, involvement in student organizations, internship supervision, and undergraduate research mentoring.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Teaching experience or professional development/coursework related to teaching in higher education.
  • Expertise in additional areas of crop science such as crop physiology, irrigation management and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • Applied research experience in integrated pest management or weed control.
  • Field experience related to agronomic crop production.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in developing collaborations with industry partners.
Contact for additional
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Veronica Justen, Committee Chair and Assistant Professor of Crop Science
Department of Plant and Earth Science
Application procedure
Submit what

  • Curriculum vitae (resume)
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A three-part statement, 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 expertise in agronomic crop production, integrated pest management; and weed science
    • your applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (other document)
  • An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
  • Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
Submit to
Online applications are REQUIRED at: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/

Materials not submitted electronically through this job site cannot be considered and will be shredded

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