Assistant or Associate Professor of Agricultural Science
Math & Science - IMS
Presque Isle ME
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Statement of the Job :
Assistant or Associate Professor of Agricultural Science
The University of Maine Presque Isle is seeking a broadly-trained agricultural scientist for a 12-month tenure-track position as Associate/Assistant Professor of Agricultural Science. This faculty position also serves as the Dr. Robert Vinton Akeley Chair in Agricultural Science and Agribusiness. The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated record of teaching and research in the broad areas of agronomy, crop science, agroecology, and other plant and agricultural science areas. The candidate should have the ability to lead and grow an exciting and innovative undergraduate academic program, build capacity within this program, and to further develop dynamic connections to support the needs of a rural, agricultural area.
The University of Maine Presque Isle recently established a B.S. in Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, which includes a range of courses in agricultural sciences along with several courses in agricultural management, marketing, and analysis. Our agricultural science facilities include 60 acres of agricultural land, updated agricultural teaching and research labs, and a 4-season greenhouse constructed in 2019. Through this endowed faculty line, our program is well positioned to enhance education, research, workforce development, and connections to our regional agricultural community. Our region is the center of agricultural production in Maine with an emphasis on potatoes, broccoli, and grains. There are active connections with industry, producers, trade organizations, cooperative extension, and the adjacent Aroostook Research Farm, which focuses on potato production.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level courses in agricultural science, which may include Introduction to Agricultural Sciences, as well as courses in plant and crop science, agricultural equipment and technology, integrated pest management, soil science, or other topics in area(s) of expertise, all depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.
Advising agricultural students, and serving on 1-2 campus committees is expected. Research involving undergraduates is expected, and external funding, conference presentations and publications will be expected outcomes of this effort.
The position is located at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, but may occasionally require intra- or interstate travel with students or to conferences. Duties also will require lab work. Some overnight and weekend travel is expected. Distance delivery modalities may be assigned as determined necessary by the College dean.
Work Schedule: beginning as early as May 2022.
Work schedule will be variable based upon teaching schedule and research demands. Work beyond regular hours (which may include nights and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position. The employee will establish regular office hours on campus, especially during semesters when teaching.
About the University :
For more than a century, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has been helping students find their path to great professional careers providing its 1,300 traditional and non-traditional students from all areas of the state, country, and world with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small- university environment.
Further information about the University of Maine at Presque Isle can be found at https: // www. umpi.edu/
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The university sits on 150 acres surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine and the university strives to be the region's premier learning institution while helping to stimulate cultural and economic development in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. The university serves as an educational and cultural center for the area and its facilities are utilized for lectures, programs, concerts, dance performances, exhibits, and plays that benefit the entire region. The University is at the heart of the state's potato production and has existing collaborations with other university researchers and the local agricultural sector.
Learn more about what Aroostook County has to offer here.
Other Information :
Salary and rank will be commensurate with education and work experience. The university offers an excellent fringe-benefits package, including a 10% employer contribution to the University of Maine System retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The University of Maine System is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.
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You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self- identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the university.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: ASAP
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: November 30, 2022
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: December 5, 2022
Tentative start date: between June 1, 2023
For questions about the search, please contact Melissa DeMerchant, Human Resources Partner by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 207-768-9462.
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
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