Academic Openings

Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics

Status: Full-time; 12-month; Tenure-track
Area: Academic Affairs
Supervisor: Dr. Thomas H. Paulsen
Start Date: August 13, 2018

The Regina Roth Applied Agricultural and Food Studies Department at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa seeks a 12-month, tenure track position for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics for its rapidly growing young program. Beginning its fourth year, the department has majors in Agribusiness, Agronomy, Environmental Policy and Politics, Food Safety, and Agricultural Teacher Education. As an integral department in a residential, four-year undergraduate institution, the department seeks a successful candidate who will be responsible for teaching introductory level Agricultural Business, Economics, and support courses in the curriculum. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing and teaching upper-level agribusiness and economics coursework, advising undergraduate students and student clubs, serving on departmental and institutional committees, and helping supervise student interns and independent undergraduate research. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly and professional development and provide service to the college, the agricultural academe, and the community at-large.  Qualifications:  Earned Master’s or Doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, or a closely related field with successful teaching experience in higher education preferred. Demonstration of effective written and oral communications, effective interpersonal skills, and the willingness to work with departmental and institutional faculty and students is essential.

Morningside College is a private, coeducational, residential, comprehensive institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1894, the college is growing and currently serves over 1,250 full-time undergraduate students of diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial, and national backgrounds, as well as over 1,600 online graduate students in Education and Nursing. Morningside confers five baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education, as well as Master of Arts in Teaching and graduate certification for nurses as a Clinical Outcomes Leader. The faculty is committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for every field of the professional and career-centered curriculum. The 68-acre campus includes 23 buildings and is situated in Sioux City, Iowa, a community recognized as the economic and cultural center of Siouxland, a metropolitan region with a population of over 140,000.  Morningside College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an email to entering Ag Search in the subject line, and attaching a PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  If the letters of recommendation are not included in the application, they must be electronically submitted to the “facultysearch” email address provided above. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Thomas H. Paulsen, Department Chair (712-274-5489 or