This is a 12-month tenure-track position with responsibilities in Extension, Herbert College of Agriculture, and service. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
Develop, deliver, lead and evaluate a needs-based Extension educational program focused on agricultural issues and crisis management and communications for the agriculture industry and nonprofits that prepares them for proactive issues and crisis planning and post-issue and post-crisis resilience
Provide issues and crisis management and communication assistance to Extension agents and specialists
Provide input to and serve as an educational resource for regional and/or national groups
Plan and conduct a high-quality and impactful applied research program to support their educational program
Publish applied research
Secure grant funding in support of Extension program
Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses related to agricultural communications
Advise and mentor graduate students
Chair and serve on graduate student committees
Conduct and publish applied research to support their teaching program
Secure grant funding in support of teaching program
Serve on departmental, college, and university committees
Assist with appropriate 4-H and school-based agricultural education activities
Ph.D. by employment start date in Agricultural Communications, Communications, Disaster Science, Public Relations, Strategic Communications, or closely related field
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to publish and present scholarly works
Ability to secure grant funding
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; must be self-motivated and directed with the ability to achieve measurable results
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences
Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in non-formal or formal settings
Ability to mentor and advise graduate students
Review of Applications will commence on October 1, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit (a) letter of application, (b) official transcripts, (c) names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three references, (d); and a detailed curriculum vitae.
Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. Carrie Stephens, Search Committee Chair The University of Tennessee Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications 14 McCord Hall, 2640 Morgan Circle Knoxville, TN 37996-4510 Phone: (865) 974-4830 firstname.lastname@example.org
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Internal Number: 77999
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