Advertised Employing Department: Agricultural Education and Studies
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Agricultural Education & Studies at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a 9‐month, tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank focused on agricultural communication in agriculture and life sciences. The position is 70% teaching and advising, and 30% research.
The successful candidate will join a growing agricultural communication program and will be expected to collaborate closely with faculty and staff to strengthen and expand the program. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both resident and online; advising undergraduate and graduate students; supervising student interns; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; advising a student organization; developing a focused area for scholarship; and seeking extramural funding. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and ability related to agriculture and life sciences communication, serve as a collaborator and evaluator on grants and projects within the college, and develop a strong research program of national scope focused on agricultural communication. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential.
Required Education and Experience:
Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Agricultural Communications or closely‐related discipline (Communication Studies, Speech Communication, Mass Communication, etc.) with concentration in communication strategies and methods.
Associate Professor: In addition to the above requirements, a demonstrated record of accomplishments in scholarship, including a successful record of publication, external grant funding, and research.
For appointment at the associate professor rank, an exemplary record of scholarly research, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at ISU.
Preferred Education and Experience:
-Mastery of a medium of communication, such as media literacy, strategic communications or technical communications.
-Experience with either non-formal (e.g., Extension and 4-H; adult or youth education) or informal education (e.g., lay audiences, general public using various media).
-Experience with program evaluation and student assessment using social science research methods.
-Experience conducting research.
- Demonstrated interest and ability in written, oral, visual, and electronic communications in the context of agriculture and life sciences.
-Experience using cutting-edge communication technologies.
-Knowledge of U.S. agriculture.
-Nonprofit organization, government, business or industry experience in agricultural communications or a closely‐related field.
Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2017, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.