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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

The Department of Community and Leadership Development in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a 12-month, tenure eligible Regular Title Series, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education.

Distribution of effort of teaching responsibilities will be 55 percent and will include 4 courses in agricultural education per academic year. Teaching responsibilities will also include student-teacher supervision in CLD’s agricultural education program. Teaching opportunities include an expectation of teaching a graduate course, and the mentoring and recruitment of agricultural education students in CLD’s multidisciplinary graduate program. Applicants will teach courses associated with pedagogical/andragogical theory to practice and safety-theory coursework.

Distribution of effort for research responsibilities will be 40 percent, with expectations to develop a nationally recognized research program focused on agricultural safety and health. The successful candidate is expected to establish a peer-reviewed publication record in teaching and research scholarship; secure competitive grants; and recruit and advise graduate students.

Distribution of effort for service will initially be 5 percent, with expectations for service on selected committees that support the mission of the department, college, and university; and provide leadership to professional societies.

Potential applicants should have an interest in collaboration and instruction that supports the linkages between agricultural education, and other units on campus involved in agricultural safety and health research and outreach.

Formed in 2002, the Department of Community and Leadership Development is a multi-disciplinary department. The department consists of 13 tenured/eligible/lecturer faculty. Over 170 undergraduate students represent the two majors housed within CLD: Agricultural Education (a teaching certification program) and Community & Leadership Development. In addition, the department has 15 graduate students pursuing an M.S. degree. Being recognized three of the last four years as the Alpha Tau Alpha program of the year, the University of Kentucky agricultural education undergraduate program prides itself on its innovative practices and culture of inclusivity. We are preparing to move into new facilities in early 2026.

The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) is fulfilling the land-grant promise of educational excellence, civic leadership, transformational research, and shared knowledge serving the common good. We serve the people of the Commonwealth and across the world through education, outreach, service, and research by finding solutions to improve lives today and create a sustainable future. We integrate teaching, research, and extension in our work. We recruit, retain, and graduate students who are competent, responsible, and workforce ready. For more than 130 years, CAFE has provided research results to the community. From traditional labs and research farms to high-tech diagnostic and research centers, we offer science-based, practical solutions that affect the everyday lives of Kentuckians and people around the world. Our Cooperative Extension programs are engaged in Kentucky’s 120 counties, identifying and addressing needs not only in agriculture and natural resources, but also 4-H and youth development, family and consumer sciences, as well as community & economic development. We create a welcoming and inclusive environment that allows our faculty, staff, and students to reach their highest potential. We recognize people with diverse backgrounds and experiences are essential to decision making, problem solving, and innovation each and every day.

The University of Kentucky is an institution with over 23,000 undergraduate and 9,500 graduate students. UK is Kentucky’s flagship university and a land grant institution. We have a university commitment to improve the lives of Kentuckians and beyond and that is why environmental stewardship and sustainability are core parts of our institution’s legacy. We are recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Gold level Bicycle Friendly University by The League of American Bicyclists, and are recognized as a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Silver Rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university is geographically near downtown Lexington, which offers the vibrancy of an urban location while being in close proximity to working landscapes and recognized wilderness areas. It is a thriving community of 320,000+ with a strong commitment to quality of life, education, and the arts. Lexington is in the Bluegrass Region, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and agricultural region. The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment respectfully acknowledges that the University of Kentucky sits on the traditional territory of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Adena, and Hopewell peoples.

UK generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://hr.uky.edu/insurance-and-retirement.

Applicant Documents
Applicants will submit the following materials within the application:

  • Cover letter that summarizes how the applicant meets the qualifications of this position. (up to 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vita including related education and professional work history (no page limit)
  • Specific Request 1 – Research philosophy (up to 1 page)

When prompted in the application, include the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Review of applications will begin 4/8/2024, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available 7/1/2024, and the start date is negotiable.

Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Stacy K. Vincent

Chair, Search Committee

500 Garrigus Building

USPS Street Address

University of Kentucky

Lexington KY 40546-0215

Phone: 859-257-7588

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://cld.ca.uky.edu/

The University of Kentucky and the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (M-G CAFE) are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment of mutual respect where all members of our community are able to fully engage, belong, and succeed. We support and welcome applicants of all identities such as but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, perspectives, beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, religious belief, age, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agricultural Science North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091