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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Agriculture

Position Summary:

The School of Agriculture is looking for a dynamic full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education. Teaching responsibilities may include—but are not limited to introductory agricultural/technology education, curriculum, methods, introductory ag engineering, and other topics as assigned. Those with experience teaching high school with a strong understanding of agricultural and technology education are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Wisconsin System has a nationally top ranked retirement plan and a comprehensive benefits package. 


Teaching responsibilities may include introductory agricultural/technology education, curriculum, methods, and introductory ag engineering based on applicant’s background and experience.

Other responsibilities for faculty include:

  • Serving as academic advisor
  • Maintaining, purchasing, and preparing equipment for use in laboratories
  • Developing curricula that includes the use of laboratory equipment where relevant
  • Engaging students in a hands-on setting
  • Engaging in scholarly activities; involvement with student and related professional organizations such as– Ag Ed Society, ¼ Scale Tractor team, Parliamentary Pro contests/workshops, FFA Career Development Event, Wisconsin Association of Ag Educators (WAAE)
  • American Association for Ag Education (AAAE), outreach to industry
  • Undergraduate research and grants
  • Professional development; and service to the university and community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Applicants must respond to all required qualifications.


  • M.S. with at least one degree in agricultural education (must be completed by August 15, 2024), at least 18 graduate credits in subject area, and 5 years of K-12 teaching experience with at least one year in agricultural education.
  • OR

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. with at least one degree in agricultural education, at least 18 graduate credits in subject area,  and 3 years of K-12 teaching experience with at least one year in agricultural education.

  • A desire to teach at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom and laboratory.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with external stakeholders, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment to prepare grants, conduct research, and seek external funding.


Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

In the School of Agriculture, we value “learning by doing”, engaging students in hands-on projects, undergraduate research projects, and through employment at the campus farm, greenhouse and within our student-run businesses.  We are one of only two universities in Wisconsin to offer an Agricultural Education degree and our Ag Ed graduates enjoy nearly 100% job placement. Our programs offer outstanding leadership and experiential learning opportunities such as service learning, undergraduate student research, faculty-led international study experiences, and internships within agricultural industry and government. We have 25 student organizations and competitive judging teams that will help enrich a student's college experience. We recognize that participation in extra-curricular activities encourages learning beyond the classroom and helps to develop and hone leadership skills, build lasting relationships, and improve students' ability to compete for professional career positions.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, review of applications will begin February 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Jodi McDermott, Assistant Dean of College of BILSA


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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