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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education and Environmental Studies [NC]


Brevard College seeks an enthusiastic teacher to fill a tenure-track, nine month faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education and Environmental Studies, beginning fall 2016.

Successful candidates must be interested in teaching agricultural education and related courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum including supervision of student teachers. Development of a teaching licensure program in Agricultural Education and an emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture that builds on the existing major in Environmental Science is expected.  The successful candidate will be able to identify community partnerships and funding sources and will be expected to recruit students. Mountain-style, sustainable agriculture is based on small-scale niche markets rather than large agribusiness, and fits into the model of experiential education practiced at Brevard College. Evidence of supervision of K-12 student teachers is advantageous. A terminal degree such as a PhD or EdD from an accredited institution is advantageous, but an MS may be acceptable.  Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, introductory agricultural education and upper-level courses in at least one agricultural area such as horticulture or animal production.  In addition, courses in introductory biology, chemistry, environmental science, or general teaching methods will be expected to round out the teaching load.

Brevard College, founded in 1853, is a residential liberal arts college. Situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brevard College is located 33 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina. Brevard College is committed to an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action. Our faculty purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflections in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, and clarify values.

The starting date for this position is August 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living environment, Brevard College conducts background investigations on all final candidates being considered for employment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of application addressing interest in Brevard College, curricula vitae, a sample syllabus from a course recently taught, and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712. email: jefrick@brevard.edu

Additional information is available at the College web site, www.brevard.edu.

Brevard College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. Brevard College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.