Assistant Professor of Agricultural Leadership and Policy in Nashville, TN 37209

Tennessee State University

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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Leadership and Policy


College of Agriculture


Agricultural Science

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Fiscal (12 months)

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Main Campus

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Job Description

The College of Agriculture at Tennessee State University invites applicants to apply for the position of
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Leadership and Policy. ABD applications accepted; however, the degree must be conferred by August 31, 2023.

This position will be responsible for the following:

Develop, deliver, and evaluate agricultural leadership and policy education for producers, formal and nonformal educators, and 4-H, FFA, and Junior MANRRS Youth.

Recruit, retain, and develop agriculture students through agricultural and extension education, business, nonprofit, government, and community partnerships.

Advise the College of Agriculture Student Ambassadors.

Teach undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of Agricultural Leadership/Management and Public Policy (including off campus and online)

Recruit for and advise students in the Online Masters program in Agricultural Education and the PhD in Agricultural Sciences with a Concentration in Agricultural Education.

Develop and supervise student internships.

Develop a program of scholarly contribution through extramural funding, publications in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and presentations at regional and national research conferences

Participate in service activities in the community, department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Agricultural or Educational Leadership, Agricultural Education or Communication or closely related discipline.

Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication in and about agriculture
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in agricultural leadership and public policy
Demonstrated experiences in youth/college student development
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service
Experience and expertise in teaching online

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check as mandated by Tennessee State University.

Official transcripts for positions which require a post-secondary undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or certification must be presented upon hire.

An unofficial transcript may be attached in the “Transcript” section.
You will be required to provide names and contact information for three references during your application to the posting. If you are the recommended candidate for the position, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided.

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Tennessee State University offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes annual leave (vacation), sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, flexible benefits plans and more.

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