The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited polytechnic college that is primarily baccalaureate and residential. SUNY Cobleskill is one of few institutions in the United States where an undergraduate student may also choose to earn an associate degree. The College has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students in 59 programs divided into two schools, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. An economic engine for rural New York, SUNY Cobleskill is home to a wide array of extended learning and professional development opportunities.
Modeling experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing small classes, excellent facilities, and a hands-on learning environment. Whether students plan to further their education or begin their professional careers, they graduate with the foundation to pursue their goals and to succeed.
The Department of Plant Science at The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) invites applications for a tenure-track Soil Science and Soil Ecology full-time faculty position to support the department with course instruction at Associate's and Baccalaureate level.
The soil science position will include leadership for and instruction of Introduction to Soil Science as a broad-based service course and instruction of additional courses in Soil Fertility and Composting. This position will also require coordination of part-time instructors assisting in co-teaching Introduction to Soil Science lab sections.
This position is a 10-month, 100% teaching appointment with expectations of developing greater opportunities to deliver courses in online, hybrid, and intensive summer modes, as well as strengthen traditional, in-person course delivery. Most departmental courses include equal instruction time between lecture and applied lab formats. Additional teaching opportunities within the Plant Science department are flexible, based on the capacity to take on other courses the department offers, as well as individual abilities, interests and professional growth plans. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic about creating an educational environment that is innovative and inspiring to students, and collaborative with other faculty in the department and at the University.
In addition to teaching, faculty are also expected to engage in departmental, institutional, and community service. These may include program assessment, student recruitment, club advisement, mentoring of undergraduate student research, grantsmanship, faculty-led international programs, and independent research and consulting. Further, there is an expectation that the faculty member will make connects with New York State Agriculture and Natural Resources stakeholders to help address needs at the local, state and national levels.
In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:
*All earned graduate degrees must be from an accredited university. USCES will evaluate all foreign transcripts.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to teach in the classroom, laboratory, and small groups:
A Candidate should be confident in their ability to:
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The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by April 26, 2021.
A complete application consists of the following:
1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors
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