Ag and Life Sciences Teacher Education Assistant / Associate Professor

  • Iowa State University
  • Ames, IA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2023
Full time Education

Job Description

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure/tenure eligible, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This position focuses on teacher education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through agricultural and life sciences education. The position is 60% teaching and advising, and 30% research/scholarship, and 10% institutional and professional service.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both resident and online; advising undergraduate and graduate students; supervising student interns; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; advising a student organization; developing a focused area of scholarship supported by extramural funding.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and ability related to agriculture and life sciences education and will develop a strong research program of national scope focused on teacher education in agriculture and life sciences education.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD, awarded by the start date, in Agricultural Education or closely related field. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of agricultural teacher education content.
  • Adequate preparation, formal and informal, to prepare people to be educators.
  • Sufficient experience as a licensed teacher to help students learn and differentiate in teaching situations.
  • Documented experience conducting and disseminating research/scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a teacher preparation program.
  • Demonstrated ability, effectiveness, and innovation in resident and online teaching.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience in agriculture or closely related field at the school-based or college level.
  • Demonstrated success in securing extramural funding to support scholarship.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with wide range of student, faculty, and staff populations.

About Us

The Department of Agriculture Education and Studies has as its focus the teaching and learning processes. All three elements of the land-grant philosophy – learning, discovery, and engagement – are part of the department’s emphasis on the educational processes, and how these processes impact our clientele in a variety of agricultural settings.