College of Agriculture Teaching/Research/Extension Faculty in Virginia State University, VA 23803

Virginia State University

College of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Job Description
Seeking qualified applications for the Spring 2023 Fall 2023 (Non-Tenure/Grant-funded Track Teaching/Research/Extension Faculty) Virginia State University (VSU), a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant Institution and Historically Black College and University, invites applications for Faculty positions in multiple Academic Degree and Certificate Programs. VSU offers 36 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, 2 doctoral degree programs and 8 certificate programs in its six Academic Colleges: College of Agriculture, Reginald F. Lewis College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Natural and Health Sciences. Teach up to 18 credit hours (in-person, online via synchronous or asynchronous modalities) per academic semester and provide regular office hours to meet student needs and promote student success. This teaching/research/postdoctoral/extension position is non-tenure track and is limited to a one-year Seasonal however; Seasonal renewals are dependent upon performance and continued availability of funds. Various Positions Available
Master’s degree in the specific Teaching field or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the teaching field and/or relevant industry experience required; PhD preferred. Proficiency to teach courses in the following areas: agriculture, family consumer science, textiles, apparel, dietetics, hospitality management, and agriculture research. Must demonstrate effective and engaging teaching skills. The incumbent should have received extensive training and have hands-on experience in applied and basic research, experimental design and implementation, laboratory experiments and field trials, data collection and statistical analysis, effective communication skills in both verbal and written English. Demonstrated ability to publish a plus. Must have the ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student and faculty population. Proficiency and willingness to adapt new and emerging pedagogies in both a formal or non-formal classroom.
Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in the specific Teaching field or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the teaching field and/or relevant industry experience required; PhD preferred. Proficiency to teach courses in the following areas: agriculture, family consumer science, textiles, apparel, dietetics, hospitality management, and agriculture research. Must demonstrate effective and engaging teaching skills. The incumbent should have received extensive training and have hands-on experience in applied and basic research, experimental design and implementation, laboratory experiments and field trials, data collection and statistical analysis, effective communication skills in both verbal and written English. Demonstrated ability to publish a plus. Must have the ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student and faculty population. Proficiency and willingness to adapt new and emerging pedagogies in both a formal or non-formal classroom.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD preferred. Prior teaching/research/extension experience in a higher education environment highly preferred. Certification specific to teaching/ research/extension highly preferred. Demonstrated proficiency and experience in using instructional technologies and learning management systems (e.g. Banner/Blackboard) with ability to use technology to enhance teaching and educational experience. Demonstrated ability to measure, assess and align student outcomes within courses or programs.
Special Instruction to Applicants
Virginia State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. VSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Virginia State University only accepts applications for this position through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. The application must be detailed and fully completed. All employment and periods of unemployment (if applicable) must be listed within the application; either on an attached resume, or manually listed in the “Relevant Work History” section. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide descriptive information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may result in your non-selection. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested persons must attach a cover letter and a current resume/c.v to the online application. Official transcripts will be required at the time of employment.
The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.
Commonwealth’s Alternative Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800-552-5019.
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Number
coaf1
Working Title
College of Agriculture Teaching/Research/Extension Faculty
Pay Band
UG
Position Location
Department of Agriculture
Salary Range
Rank and Salary will be commensurate with attained degree and related experience for faculty teaching/research.
Date Posted
11/29/2022
Closing Date
Open until filled.