Assistant Professor of Education

Iowa State University

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor CALS Agricultural Education and Studies (One Year Term)



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for a 9-month, one-year appointment, at the rank of assistant teaching professor. This position focuses on agricultural teacher education. The position is 80% teaching, and 20% research.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both resident and online and initiating a focused area of scholarship. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and ability related to agriculture and life sciences education focused on teacher preparation. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate teaching methods, presentation strategies, and supervision of student teachers.  Graduate level teaching may include introduction to research. The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies promotes an environment of excellence where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed, professionally and personally.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Science, awarded by the start date, in Agricultural Education or closely‐related field.  

Experience in teacher education.

Experience conducting research.


Preferred Qualifications:

PhD, awarded by the start date, in Agricultural Education or closely‐related field

Three or more years of teaching experience in agriculture or closely-related field at the school-based or college level.

Demonstrated ability, interest, and innovation in resident and online teaching.

Demonstrated experience and interest instructional methods (principles of teaching and learning) and quantitative research methods and statistics.

Evidence of ability to work effectively with all students, faculty, and staff populations.


Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Agriculture Education and Studies has as its focus the teaching and learning processes. All three elements of the land-grant philosophy – learning, discovery, and engagement – are part of the department’s emphasis on the educational processes, and how these processes impact our clientele in a variety of agricultural settings.


Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.


All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email


If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.


Salary commensurate with qualifications.

General ISU compensation information can be found here:


Department Unit/Website:

Department of Agriculture Education and Studies


Application Deadline: 05/18/2023

To ensure consideration, submit application by 05/18/2023


To apply for this position, please visit, click on "Apply" and complete the Employment Application.


Please be prepared to attach or enter the following:

1.Resume/Curriculum vitae

2.Letter of application/Cover letter

3.Contact information for three references

4.Statement describing research goals

5.Statement of teaching philosophy statement


If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr. Michael S. Retallick at 515‐294‐4810, or by email at




Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2023



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

May 15, 2024



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

4) Statement describing research goals

5) Statement of teaching philosophy statement

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

May 9, 2023




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