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Lecturer of Agribusiness

Apply now Job no: 498912
Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month Terminal
Location: Platteville
Categories: Agriculture

Position Summary:

The School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in Agribusiness for the Fall semester, beginning August 26, 2024.

Candidates with relevant backgrounds and interests may have opportunities for additional roles, including assisting with student success through advising, internship placement, and curriculum assessment. Those interested in advancing the dairy industry may also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff at the Dairy Innovation Hub.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include teaching courses in introductory agribusiness principles and agricultural consulting and sales. 
  • Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through a classroom settings.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with colleagues to complete department tasks (attend meetings, reply to emails, patriciate in department events, etc.) and goals.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Master's degree in Agribusiness or closely related field
  • Applicants must have evidence of teaching experience or substantial industry experience within agribusiness or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with industry, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The School of Agriculture (SOA) is part of the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and has over 550 undergraduate students, and 30 faculty and staff. The Pioneer Farm (430-acre farm) is available for teaching, demonstration, and systems-based research. The SOA offers seven majors, such as agricultural education, agribusiness, animal science, dairy science, ecological restoration and resource management, environmental horticulture, and soil and crop science.

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, laboratories, greenhouse and within our student-run businesses. 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. 

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.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by July 24, 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 curriculum vitae or resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Dr. Tera Montgomery, Director of School of Agriculture 

Phone: 608-342-6027      Email:  montgomeryt@uwplatt.edu

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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