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Soil Science Teaching position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

                      September 18, 2017

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska is accepting applications for a Soil Science Professor of Practice with a 100% teaching appointment.  This will be a nine-month, non-tenure leading faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rank will be based on experience and credentials of the successful applicant. Focus of the position will be teaching soil science courses.


Teaching responsibilities will include responsibility and leadership for all laboratory sections of Soil Resources (AGRO 153) course each semester. In addition, the position will lead online teaching of Soil Resources course in fall and spring semesters to meet the needs of diverse audience and support online Applied Science degree program. Additional teaching assignments will be determined by the administrative unit. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and CASNR need. Opportunities for summer appointment by teaching on-line courses are potentially available depending on need and availability of funding.


Candidate is expected to conduct on-going continuous assessment to measure teaching and learning improvements and lead in scholarship of teaching to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate teaching practices and materials.  Contributions as a teaching team member to the department’s curriculum development, student advising, student recruitment, retention and placement activities are also expected. Professional development opportunities in teaching and learning are also encouraged. Contributions to departmental governance and service are an expectation of all faculty, as well as compliance with all safety rules and guidelines applicable to this position.


Candidate must have an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in place by date of hire in Soil Science or closely related field with teaching  

experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph. D. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching in soil science; experience in course design, development, and management; experience in supervision and mentoring of learning assistants; and commitment and experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Additionally, excellent communication skills; experience working in multi-disciplinary teams; and potential for growth into a leadership role are preferred qualifications for this position.


To review the complete position details and to apply for this position, go to:, search for requisition number F_170116.  Click on “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form.  Attach a cover letter, an overview of teaching experience and interests, and a curriculum vitae.  Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to:  Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2017, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of NebraskaLincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, worklife balance, and dual careers.                                                               


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