Online Programs Instructor Department of Crop Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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The Department of Crop Sciences (https://cropsciences.illinois.edu) is a recognized global scientific leader in plant genetic improvement, crop production, plant protection, biometry, and environmental quality. Our research and teaching facilities include state-of-the-art laboratory space for plant and soil research, newly renovated classrooms with advanced learning technologies, and over 1,500 acres of research plots in our three research and education centers. The Department of Crop Sciences plays a key role in national and international research initiatives in food and agricultural systems, environmental sustainability, bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, global climate change, and future workforce training. Be a part of our story.
The Department of Crop Sciences (CPSC) is searching for an outstanding candidate for a faculty teaching position (100% Teaching). Candidates will be considered at the instructor or lecturer level. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach at all levels. The Department of Crop Sciences is comprised of world-renowned faculty whose research, education and outreach programs use cutting edge science to address grand challenges in agriculture.
The ideal candidate would be capable of teaching a variety of foundational courses in crop sciences (including, but not limited to, agronomy, soil management, plant improvement and plant protection among other courses). Instruction will be focused on online learning environments. Responsibilities will also include managing all aspects of the Crop Sciences online instructional program. Successful applicants will join the department's thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative teaching faculty who contribute to high-quality instruction and content development. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.
60% Teaches three courses per year (or an equivalent amount of some instructional mixture including course delivery and module or certificate creation) in the Department of Crop Sciences online educational program, with an emphasis on crop and soil management.
40% Coordinates all aspects of the Crop Sciences online education program. This includes, but is not limited to:
Online student intake and scheduling
Online student advising
Coordination of course offerings, including scheduling and instructor assignments.
Coordination of module and certificate creation and instruction.
Communicates with faculty program advisor and department administrative team about status and needs of online program.
Communicates with ACES Online Learning Program and ACES Office of Marketing and Communications to promote online programs and develop new content consistent with the department and college's educational aims.
This position is a full-time, 100% twelve-month specialized faculty appointment Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Minimum qualifications for this position include a M.S. in crop sciences, agronomy or related field, at least two years working in a higher education environment, with at least two semesters of English-language instructional experience. Ph.D. in crop sciences, agronomy, or related field, at least two years working in a higher education environment, with at least two semesters of English-language teaching experience that includes some online instructional experience.
The start date is negotiable, with strong preference for a start date on or before August 16, 2023
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 7, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Interviews may begin before the closing date; however, no offers will be extended until after that date. Applications must include a cover letter with a teaching statement, a diversity statement, CV and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications and applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
For additional information about the department see www.crop sciences.illinois.edu; for information about the position contact Dr. D.K. Lee via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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