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Instructor/Academic Coordinator

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

About This Role: This position will assist the Assistant Head for Teaching with administering and managing all aspects of the Agronomy Teaching Program. Attend and represent the department at academic meetings, seminars and workshops. Plan, coordinate, and teach Agronomy Orientation and Internship in Agronomy courses. Administer the Departmental Internship Program. Assist students in finding and securing internships and employment. Maintain contacts and build strong relationships with potential employers. Coordinate workshops to help prepare students for internships and professional certification exams. Serve as the Wheat State Agronomy Club Permanent Advisor, including attendance at regional and national meetings and assistance with fundraising and accounting. Organize and coordinate enrollment of incoming students each year. Provide support for departmental faculty academic advising program and serve as an advisor for 10-15 students. Serve as liaison with College Academic Programs Office for implementation of academic policies and procedures. Provide support and training to departmental faculty related to enrollment and advising systems. Actively participate in the recruitment and retention of agronomy undergraduate students. Provide information to students and faculty regarding curriculum, scholarships, and employment opportunities. Coordinate prospective student visits. Travel to high school career days, college recruiting events, and community colleges as needed. Coordinate and promote the Agronomy Ambassador program. Compile, update, and disseminate promotional materials used for recruitment, retention and placement of undergraduate students. Manage Agronomy Teaching Office and supervise student employees. Compile data and prepare reports relating to student enrollment, graduation rates, and program assessment. Track and approve students enrolled in the agronomy minor. Serve on relevant department, college, and university committees. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity and teamwork. Travel and extended hours during nights and weekends occasionally required. Why Join Us: The Department of Agronomy provides statewide leadership in teaching, research, and extension in crop, soil, and range sciences. Weed science, crop breeding, climatology, and protecting soil and water resources are also important components of the departmental mission. Advances in these sciences have major impact on transforming the bounty of the natural resources of Kansas into the present standard of living enjoyed by its people. The Agronomy Department has excellent classroom, office, laboratory and greenhouse facilities in the Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center. Current space in the Center for Agronomy is 78,655 square feet for office, laboratory, and classroom use, plus 42 greenhouse modules containing 26,250 sq. ft. Excellent field facilities with appropriate equipment are available in the Manhattan area. In Manhattan, the Agronomy Farm (2200 Kimball) and Ashland Bottoms units contain over 1,000 acres of dryland and irrigated cropland. About a third of the crop acres on the Agronomy Farm is designated as the Agronomy Learning Farm, which is managed and operated primarily by Agronomy students. The Rannell's Flint Hills Prairie units contain 3295 acres dedicated to range research. These facilities support essential hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, targeted research, professional training activities and Foundation seed production. Four Agronomy Experiment Fields located throughout eastern and central Kansas are utilized to research specific soil-climate-cropping systems for their respective areas. These experiment fields with properties near Ottawa, Hutchinson, Belleville and Scandia, Rossville and Silver Lake add an additional 1142 acres for research and extension uses. We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes 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: * M.S. in College Student Development, Student Services, Academic Advising, Agronomy or related field. * Excellent communication skills in written and oral English. * Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate student advising and teaching. * Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity. Preferred Qualifications: * Academic background or experience in Agronomy. * Experience with student records, academic advising and teaching. * Experience with Kansas State Student Information System (KSIS), Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), and Student Success Collaborative (SCC). How to Apply: Please submit the following documents: * Letter of application * Resume * Names and email addresses for three professional references. Reference letters will be requested from listed references upon application submission. Review of Applications Begins: Immediately. For best consideration, apply by June 1, 2019. 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. Advertised: 02 May 2019 Central Daylight Time Applications close:SDL2017

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