OP McCubbins

Interested in getting your Master's or PhD?

Discussion created by OP McCubbins on May 7, 2014

Are you interested in obtaining your Master's or PhD?

 

Iowa State University is proud to offer two assistantship positions within the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, housed within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Please see the announcements below regarding each position.

 

Department of Agricultural Education and Studies

Iowa State University

Graduate Teaching Assistantship

 

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University has graduate teaching assistantships available beginning in the fall semester of 2014.

General Position Summary:

This is a 9-month, half-time appointment requiring a minimum of 20 hours per week, renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory performance and degree program progress. The candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses, developing curriculum, and providing training for secondary agricultural education teachers. In addition to thesis/dissertation research, the successful candidate will assist with grant projects and outreach activities within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Candidates are expected to be actively engaged in scholarly activities. For specific information related to each of the three assistantships please see below.

Position #1 will be responsible for teaching AGEDS 388, an agricultural mechanics course that will require welding and small engines experience and assist with AGEDS 488, methods of teaching agricultural mechanics course. For more information about this position please contact Dr. Ryan Anderson.

Position #2 will be responsible for assisting with AGEDS 311, strategies for professional presentations in agriculture. The candidate would also be responsible for developing value added agriculture curriculum associated with the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AGMRC). For more information regarding the AGMRC project please visit their website: http://www.agmrc.org/curriculum/. For more information about this position please contact Dr. Ryan Anderson.

Qualifications:

The successful candidates must be admitted to the Graduate College at ISU in the Agricultural Education program. For the Ph.D. a Master’s degree is required, preferably in agricultural education with a minimum of three years of professional experience. The successful candidates should be highly motivated, exhibit strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to collaborate with graduate students and faculty on grants and other funded projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate courses
  • Assist with preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and papers for conference presentations
  • Collaborate with other graduate students and faculty members to develop secondary agricultural education curriculum
  • Coordinate research projects that align with the AAAE Research Agenda
  • Assist with writing literature reviews
  • Collect and analyze research data
  • Assist with outreach activities of the Department of Agricultural Education & Studies

 

Application Procedures:

 

To be considered, interested individuals must complete the application for admission to the Graduate College at Iowa State University at http://www.ageds.iastate.edu/graduate/agedphd.html no later than June 2, 2014. A letter of application and resume should be submitted to Wendy Ortmann, Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, 206 Curtiss Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. For additional information regarding this assistantship, please contact Dr. Thomas H. Paulsen at (515) 294-0047 or tpaulsen@iastate.edu or Dr. Ryan Anderson at (515) 294-4139 or randrsn@iastate.edu.

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