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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

Position Summary:

The School of Agriculture is looking for a dynamic full-time, tenure track assistant professor in Agricultural Education. Teaching responsibilities may include—but are not limited to introductory agricultural/technology education, curriculum, methods, facilities, introductory ag engineering, student teacher observation and other topics as assigned. Anticipated start date is August 2023.

The starting salary for this position is $60,000, commensurate with experience.  This is a benefits and sick leave eligible position.  


Teaching responsibilities may include introductory agricultural/technology education, curriculum, methods, facilities, introductory ag engineering, and student teacher observation based on applicant’s background and experience.

Other responsibilities for faculty include:

  • Serving as academic advisor
  • Maintaining, purchasing, and preparing equipment for use in laboratories
  • Developing curricula that includes the use of laboratory equipment where relevant
  • Engaging students in a hands-on setting
  • Engaging in scholarly activities; involvement with student and related professional organizations such as– Ag Ed Society, ¼ Scale Tractor team, Parliamentary Pro contests/workshops, FFA Career Development Event, Wisconsin Association of Ag Educators (WAAE)
  • American Association for Ag Education (AAAE), outreach to industry
  • Undergraduate research and grants
  • Professional development; and service to the university and community.  

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Applicants must respond to all required qualifications.

• Master’s Degree with at least one degree in agricultural education. Doctorate degree must be earned within 4 years of start date.
• Minimum one year experience teaching high school agricultural education.
• A desire to teach at the undergraduate level.
• Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication.
• Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom and laboratory.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with external stakeholders, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
• Ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment to prepare grants, conduct research, and seek external funding.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: February 5, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Jodi McDermott, Assistant Dean of College of BILSA


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.




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