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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Department of Community & Leadership Development

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Department of Community & Leadership Development

Title Hiring Department Job Category Tenure Track Open Until Filled Link to Posting
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Department of Community & Leadership Development
Community & Leadership Development  Faculty Yes Yes

Location: Lexington, KY

The Department of Community and Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky seeks applicants for a 12-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor position. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024. The position is a joint appointment in the Departments of Community & Leadership Development (CLD) and Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering (BAE). The primary appointment will be in CLD (75%) and the secondary in BAE (25%).

The distribution of effort for this position is 55% instruction, 40% research, and 5% service and is reviewed/adjusted as needed annually. Teaching expectations include but are not limited to 3–4 courses and student-teacher supervision in CLD’s Career & Technical Education bachelor’s degree program, a graduate course associated with the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC), and the recruitment, advising, and mentorship of CLD graduate students. This successful candidate will teach courses associated with pedagogical/andragogical theory to practice and safety-theory coursework.

Expectations include further developing a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program focused on agricultural safety and health, in collaboration with the CARERC (Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center). The successful candidate is expected to establish, or have an established, a strong peer-reviewed publication record in teaching and research scholarship; securing competitive grants; as well as recruiting and advising graduate students. Collaboration and instruction that supports and expands the linkages between agricultural education, the CARERC, as well as other disciplines within and beyond the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is essential.

Qualities of a successful candidate’s teaching could include:
• Utilizing innovative individual and group learning processes including student centered and experiential learning approaches
• Creatively addressing contemporary issues with a sensitivity towards social justice
• The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures including those from historically underrepresented groups and nontraditional students
• Ability to deliver classroom and online courses
• Creating and sustaining an engaged environment for student learning
• Integrating classroom instruction with Extension opportunities

Salary open and competitive. For benefit information, please see Application Deadline: August 15, 2023, or until position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita, as well as a writing sample that could be an Extension publication, journal article, paper presented at a professional meeting, working paper, etc. (upload under Writing Sample). Please also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions should be directed to: Stacy Vincent Search Committee Chair 306 Garrigus Building University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40546 Phone: 859-257-7588 Email:


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S123 Ag. Science North Lexington, KY 40546-0091