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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Agriculture Business Management
Instructor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) with Specialization in Agriculture Business Management
Department of Agriculture, Biology & Health Sciences
Cameron University, Lawton, OK
The Department of Agriculture, Biology & Health Sciences at Cameron University invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor with a specialization in Agriculture Business Management. This position will begin August 9, 2018 and is a full time, ten month faculty position that is renewable annually with satisfactory performance. Appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a minimum of a master's degree in the area of agriculture business management, or a master's degree in a closely related area. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) requires a doctorate in the area of agriculture business management or a closely related area. Applicants who are very close to completing their doctoral degree may be considered for the tenure track position but if approval for hiring has been received and the degree has not been awarded by the start of the employment period the initial appointment will be made at the lower rank (and salary) and will be only converted upon documented completion of the degree in accord with the conditions specified in the offer letter.
The department is one of the largest on the Cameron University campus and offers the B.S. in Agriculture with concentrations in agronomy and animal science and options in environmental science and agriculture business management. The department also offers a B.S. in Biology with options in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, and medical laboratory science, an A.S. in Allied Health Sciences, an A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology, and an A.A.S. in Respiratory Care. The department is housed in the Sciences Complex, a 90,000 ft 2 facility opened in 1997 that provides classrooms, teaching laboratories, research space, a computer lab, and faculty and staff offices. The department also oversees the operation of the Cameron University Farm, which includes dedicated classrooms for instruction in animal science and plant science and a greenhouse, along with maintenance and storage facilities. Native and improved pasture is available on University-owned and leased land, and animal care and handling equipment is available. The Cameron University Farm presently maintains a herd of Angus cattle and Katahdin sheep, and has the capacity to add other livestock species as needed to support teaching and research. Additional information about the department can be found online at
Duties of the Position
Duties include full time instruction in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program; student advising; participation in course and program assessment; participation in program outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts; service to the department and university; and scholarship. Courses to be taught include a full range of undergraduate agriculture business management courses including Agriculture Economics, Farm and Ranch Management, Agriculture Marketing, and other courses as assigned including the possibility of developing new courses in the individual's area of expertise. Faculty who are appointed at the rank of Instructor are evaluated annually in the area of teaching effectiveness and either service or scholarship. Faculty who are on tenure track are evaluated annually in the areas of teaching effectiveness, service, and scholarship. If the appointment is made at the rank of Assistant Professor the appointee will be expected to contribute in a significant manner to undergraduate research.
A master's degree in agriculture business management or a closely related area that included graduate coursework in agriculture business management or related subjects, and demonstrated successful college teaching experience. Prior experience in farm and ranch management or operation is desired.
A Ph.D. in agriculture business management or in a closely related experience with demonstrated successful college teaching experience and prior experience in farm and ranch management or operations. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is broadly trained in the field of agriculture and will have appropriate experience and training to allow her or him to contribute to instruction in other areas of the agriculture program, such as agronomy and/or precision agriculture.
Promotion and Tenure
Promotion and tenure require demonstrated experience in teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and service. Teaching effectiveness is demonstrated through multiple means, including but not limited to student evaluations, peer evaluations, course and curriculum development, development or incorporation of innovative teaching
and continued intellectual development. The department embraces scholarship in all of its forms, including the scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application, and the scholarship of teaching. Development of a program of scholarly study that involves undergraduate students is especially valued. The department's long history of collaboration with the staff of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge provides unique opportunities for conducting research. Service includes service and leadership to the department and the university, and service to the public or the profession. Faculty members at Cameron University have a 24-hour annual teaching load (typically 12 hours per term) including laboratory instruction that typically counts 0.75 load hours per scheduled contract hour. Faculty members are expected to actively participate in academic advising, general education and program assessment, program improvement activities, departmental recruitment and retention efforts, departmental governance, and identified university activities.
is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many others. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University's Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at
Application materials must be submitted online ( https://cameron-
) and must include (1) a significant cover letter, (2) C.V. or resume including a list of three to five professional references with contact information, (3) transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time), (4) statement of research interests, and (5) statement of teaching philosophy. Transcripts must be combined into a single PDF before uploading. Finalists must satisfactorily complete a background check and have all official transcripts sent directly to the university before the beginning of the contract period. The position will begin August 9, 2018. Questions about the search should be directed to Dr.Terry Conley, Chair of the Department of Agriculture, Biology & Health Sciences at
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Full consideration is guaranteed to applicants whose materials are received by January 31, 2018.
Website : http://www.cameron.edu
Cameron is known as the “University of Choice” and serves students from around the world. Offering more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year and graduate programs, Cameron is the only public university in Oklahoma that offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at one site. Cameron University is committed to providing its students a top quality education with caring and qualified faculty. Small class sizes provide an environment where learning and student success are the highest priority. Cameron offers an honors program, early admission, advanced standing, a study abroad program, and college-level examination programs. Free tutoring is available in labs across campus to assist students in achieving academic success.