Assistant Professor of Agronomy - tenure track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Agronomy - tenure track
Department 220710-Biology and Agriculture
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model.
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998471
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998471.

Candidates should submit the following documentation:
1. A letter of application that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position
2. A description of teaching philosophy
3. A curriculum vitae
4. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
5. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process.

Review of applications begins July 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is January 8, 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.
Direct inquiries regarding this position to either: Dr. Kyle Lovercamp, Search Committee Co-Chair (telephone: 660-543-8094 or e-mail: or Dr. Mark Goodwin, Search Committee Co-Chair (telephone: 660-543-8113 or e-mail:

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity within its community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 04/11/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

Full time 9-month teaching position.

Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, courses in soil fertility management, field crop management, pasture forages management, and agriculture sprays and chemicals. In addition to teaching, develop a research program as well as advise agronomy students, supervise internships, serve on university committees, and participate in curriculum revision as needed.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training


- A Ph.D. degree in Agronomy or related area from an accredited institution. ABD will be considered.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation


- Coursework demonstrating knowledge of agronomy and related areas (e.g., crop science, plant science, soil science).

- Evidence of teaching experience with undergraduate courses in the agronomy area.

- Demonstration of clear written and oral communication skills.

- Documented commitment to assessing and developing student learning outcomes and to the use of instructional technology in the learning process.

- Ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.


- Evidence and desire to coordinate and perform annual crop production plots for corn and soybeans and other regionally important crops on the university farms.

- Development of a research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and non-peer reviewed industry publications. Use of undergraduate students and masters degree students in the research program is encouraged.

- Coursework or experience demonstrating knowledge of global positioning system based applications in precision farming (i.e. field mapping, soil sampling, tractor guidance, crop scouting, variable rate application, etc) used in crop production.

- Desire to develop and teach agronomy courses for on-line instruction.

- Experience using instructional multimedia in the classroom (e.g. iClicker, Blackboard, etc.).

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

- Excellent collaborative skills.
- Competency in instructional technology.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents