Department Name: 81130:Community & Leadership Development
The University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Agricultural and/or Public Communications in the Department of Community and Leadership Development. This is a 12-month position with a distribution of effort of teaching (50%), research (45%) and service (5%) expectations. Faculty assignments and DOE are subject to annual negotiation between the chair and faculty member.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program focusing on the agricultural and/or public communications in community and leadership development (e.g., community news organizations; community change and advocacy; nonprofit, voluntary, and/or political organizations; civic and community engagement; civic or citizen journalism; communication campaigns; health, science, environmental, and/or risk communications), with external funding support. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for, or have a proven record, in scholarly activity, including publication in peer-reviewed journals.
The successful candidate will teach a combination of four undergraduate/graduate courses a year in communication; recruit, advise, mentor, and evaluate undergraduate and graduate students; collaborate with stakeholder groups; and provide service to the department, college, university, and professional organizations.
The Department of Community and Leadership Development is a multidisciplinary department of faculty recognized internationally in a variety of social science disciplines. The department offers undergraduate degrees both in Community and Leadership Development and in Agricultural Education. At the graduate level, the department offers an MS degree in Community and Leadership Development, with an option for a Masters in Teacher Certification. For more information about the Department of Community and Leadership Development, please visit https://cld.ca.uky.edu/.
To apply, please include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, representative writing sample (upload under Specific Request 1), and teaching philosophy that includes student engagement examples (upload under Specific Request 2).
In addition, applicants should submit names and e-mail addresses for three professional references when prompted in the application. References will be contacted with a request to electronically submit their letters. Review of applicants will begin on January 21, 2019, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ken Jones, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Community and Leadership Development. 500 Garrigus Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0215; phone 859-257-7193; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ability to interact effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff and stakeholders.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
An earned doctorate in a social science discipline related to communication and media studies (ABDs will be considered but the Ph.D. must be completed prior to appointment).
Required Related Experience:
Demonstrated record of research, grant writing, and publications that connects to community-engagement and/or agricultural education.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Some college teaching experience, and a demonstrated ability, or interest, in developing tech-enhanced face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses preferable.
A record of outstanding teaching skills.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.