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School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Natural Science/Math
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
This position is set to open 1/1/2021 and is dependent upon funding.
MISSION: To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.
RESPONSIBLITIES: This faculty position will be responsible for leading Corban University’s Agriculture Science program as the founding director. This high visibility position will require active engagement in program review and development, student recruiting, academic advising, and adjunct recruitment. As the program grows, this position will be responsible for working with the dean and chair to recruit additional full-time faculty. In cooperation with the faculty and the University administration, this faculty position will set goals for the development, improvement, and expansion of the Agriculture Science program. The successful candidate will be able to teach at least 18 semester hours of the following courses: Principles of Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Science and Management with Lab, Natural Resources Economics, Rural Economics Development, Crop Science with Lab, Land and Water Management, Agriculture Capstone, and Agriculture Internship. This faculty position will cooperate with other divisions of the University in the development of a clear and compelling approach to recruiting, matriculating, retaining, and graduating majors and minors in the program. They will foster relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with both internal and external constituencies in order to identify and develop new opportunities for the Agriculture program. Additionally, they will communicate with internal (students, faculty, staff) and external constituents on a regular basis. This faculty position will research current trends in Agriculture Science in order to shape the future direction of the program. They will work with members of the Agriculture Advisory Board to enhance the Agriculture Science program. The successful candidate must teach the subject matter in a manner that is consistent with the university’s Statement of Faith. Other duties include student research advising/mentoring, curriculum and program development, and university and departmental committee work. Corban University faculty are expected to be active scholars, excellent teachers, active in service to the university and the community, and able to model the integration of faith and learning.
Education: Master’s degree required, doctorate in relevant field preferred (required for appointment as Associate or Full Professor).
Experience: Significant experience in Agriculture Science is required and a minimum of two years, full-time, college-level teaching experience, with superior teaching reviews. Candidate must be entrepreneurial and future-focused. He/she will be desirous and capable of maintaining academic excellence, faculty engagement, curricular assessment, and program standards. Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional cooperative working relationship with administrators, faculty and staff, as well as external constituents is required. Strong organizational skills, including ability in budgeting and human resource management is required. Ability to think globally, to analyze data strategically, and to set goals and priorities. The successful candidate will have a strong Christian commitment and ministry focus.
Character: The candidate must be supportive of Corban’s mission and core values, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, commitment to a Christian lifestyle, and demonstration of character in keeping with biblical models. He/She must be in agreement with Corban University’s Doctrinal Statement, Theology of Multicultural Inclusion Statement and Human Sexuality and Gender Identity Statements. He/She will be committed to the integration of biblical principles within the discipline of Agriculture Science and be willing to invest him/herself in the development of undergraduate students. The Agriculture Science program places great value in collaboration and, therefore, desires candidates who have the same teamwork and collaborative values.
About Corban University
Corban University is a Christian university whose purpose is to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Corban provides a strong Bible-centered academic program with more than 50 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts, and ministries. Along with traditional and adult degree completion programs at the undergraduate level, Corban offers graduate teacher licensure programs and graduate degrees in education, business, counseling, and ministry. Where permitted by law and consistent with the school’s history, mission, and core values, Corban exercises religious preference throughout the University. Employees must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, agree with the University Statement of Faith, evidence a mature Christian faith, and be an active member of a Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching local church. Within these guidelines, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all applicants, employees and students and to not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, national origin or age in access to, o...r treatment in employment.
A Theology of Multicultural Inclusion: At Corban, we celebrate God’s beauty as expressed through cultural diversity. We aim to flourish as an eclectic Christian community, multiethnic, multicultural, and multinational in scope, happy in the knowledge that all people are created in God’s image and that God’s redemptive purposes extend to all. In everything we do, locally and globally, we strive to meet each other with a humble disposition, mindful always that we are saved by grace. And, in everything we do, we hope to demonstrate love, informed by the biblical mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, knowing that we are—otherwise—clanging cymbals. Corban’s mission is to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. To this end, and for God’s glory, we extend gratitude to all our brothers and sisters in Christ, and together—unified in purpose—we share the gospel with a broken world.