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Instructor OR Teaching Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670010110 Plant Pathology
Job no: 508781
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Plant Pathology seeks a 9-month non-tenure track Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor. (100% Teaching appointment).

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

(1) Teach the Principles of Plant Pathology flagship undergraduate course;

(2) Develop a plant pathology-related general education course that satisfies at least two of the K-State 8 general education requirements (https://www.k-state.edu/kstate8/).

(3) Contribute to the Crops Diseases and/or Landscape Diseases course(s) (or other existing courses within the successful candidate's interest/expertise);

(4) Coordinate the undergraduate plant pathology minor, including recruitment, advising, and assessment;

(5) Collaborate on and lead educational outreach programs;

(6) Engage in program-related student organizations;

(7) Lead curriculum management activities for the department;

(8) Participate in committees and other service activities within the department, college, and University.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University comprises a large and diverse group of scientists with excellent reputations in research, teaching, and extension. Our strengths are in applied plant pathology, microbiology, biosecurity, disease diagnosis, management, host-parasite resistance genetics, pathogen and microbe genetics and genomics, genomics and biotechnology. Additional information can be found at http://www.plantpath.k-state.edu. Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, KS, in the scenic tallgrass prairies of the Flint Hills of NE Kansas. Manhattan is 125 miles west of Kansas City and 50 miles west of Topeka. Kansas State University is the nation’s first land-grant institution and currently enrolls ~24,000 students. Check the local Convention & Visitors Bureau website (http://www.manhattancvb.org/) for more information.   

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master's degree (to be hired at the Instructor level) or Ph.D. (to be hired at the Teaching Assistant Professor level) in plant pathology, or a related field, with an ability to develop a strong plant pathology teaching program;
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability and desire to teach undergraduate courses and mentor graduate teaching assistants.
  • Demonstrated organization skills, interpersonal communication, and experience with managing lab and greenhouse teaching materials.
  • A strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in the department is required.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching laboratories and lectures at an institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to employ varied and novel teaching technologies.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

1) A letter of application describing professional goals.

2) A statement of teaching interests/philosophy.

3) A detailed curriculum vitae.

4) Official or certified copies of transcripts of all college/university course work.

5) Names and contact information for three current professional references

Direct questions about the position to search committee chair: Dr. Christopher R. Little, Professor, crlittle@ksu.edu.

Screening of Applications Begins:

April 1, 2020. For best consideration, apply by April 1, 2020. Position is available August 1, 2020.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Anticipated hiring range (9-month). Instructor: $52,000-$57,000; Teaching Assistant Professor: $54,000-$59,000. Final candidate’s qualifications will determine the position and salary offered.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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