Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Education

Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0124
Posting Period

Review of completed applications will begin March 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Education
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3/4
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department College of Agriculture
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico and the College of Agriculture seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. CSU, Chico holds Hispanic Serving Institute designation.

The College of Agriculture invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year position in Agricultural Education beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. The position includes the expectation the incumbent will conduct research consistent with his or her teaching assignment. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a master’s degree in agricultural education or related areas such as agricultural mechanics or agricultural communications. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a PhD or EdD degree program and making progress towards completion.
A PhD or EdD degree is necessary to earn tenure.

Additional requirements include the following:
• Demonstrated interest and commitment to undergraduate education
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language
• Demonstrated ability in applied research

Preferred Qualifications:
• Recent experience in undergraduate instruction
• Completion of PhD or EdD degree requirements prior to hire date
• Demonstrated ability and experience in teaching secondary agricultural education
• Experience with interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching teams
• Demonstrated ability to work with the agricultural industry
• Demonstrated ability/experience in academic program development and support

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship (grants, etc) and service (student advising, etc). The successful applicant’s teaching and research programs are expected to contribute to interdisciplinary approaches to agricultural education. As a member of an integrated team, the successful applicant will provide lecture and field instruction in agricultural education and teaching methods for secondary teachers; agricultural equipment and mechanics; supervise student teachers; advise undergraduate and graduate students and serve as advisor to student organizations; participate in the development of the agricultural education program; conduct research in an area related to teaching responsibilities and industry needs; serve on appropriate College and University committees; participate in outreach conferences, activities, and other programs within the College of Agriculture; and work closely with the local agricultural community. Actual teaching assignments are based upon the needs of the College. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Recruitment Preferences

• Recent experience in undergraduate instruction
• Completion of PhD or EdD degree requirements prior to hire date
• Demonstrated ability and experience in teaching secondary agricultural education
• Experience with interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching teams
• Demonstrated ability to work with the agricultural industry
• Demonstrated ability/experience in academic program development and support

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Letters of recommendation and job related questions should be directed to the search committee chair

Dr. Mollie Aschenbrenner, Chair of the Ag Education Search Committee
College of Agriculture
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0310 , Phone: 530-898- 4568

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The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The College of Agriculture serves approximately 900 undergraduate students, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, Animal Science, or Agriculture (options in Agricultural Education and Plant Science). Additionally, the College offers a Master of Science in Agricultural Education. The hallmark of our program is an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum that is organized without separate departments. The program is enhanced by the 800-acre university farm, more information can be found on the College Website

California State University, Chico is one of the first campuses in the nation to sign a long-range commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become “climate neutral” in its effect on the environment. The commitment to sustainable policies and practices provides us the opportunity to integrate this into our educational and scholarly activities.

You can receive detailed information about the University by viewing this site.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – view information on Sustainability at CSU, Chico on this site.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 01/24/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - Three Letters of recommendations to be submitted to the email address listed in posting instructions.