The Department of Soil and Water Systems (SWS) is the administrative home for this position, which will teach courses for SWS as well as for the Department of Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communications (AELC). Courses may include Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management, Tractors, Small Engines, Facilities Management, Welding, Wood and Metal Fabrication. Service duties would include the management of laboratory space within the J. Martin Laboratory, coordination of the JML Space Committee, and ordering laboratory and shop supplies. This position would also assist with maintenance of precision agriculture related and other equipment utilized in the ASM teaching program. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the recruitment of students and communication with alumni, which may require occasional travel and attendance at events held on weekends. Additional responsibilities would include coordination of the Idaho FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event (CDE) each June.
SWS The Department of Soil and Water Systems combines faculty in soil science, agronomy, hydrology, sediment transport, irrigation engineering, waste management and precision agriculture to address resource issues related to soil, water quality and quantity and sustainable food, energy and waste systems.
The department has a statewide presence and is committed to excellence in teaching, research and extension. We prepare students to take up careers in soil, plant and environmentally related disciplines to discover new scientific knowledge and develop technologies to sustain production systems, extend technological developments to the public and promote the wise use, management and stewardship of soil, plant and water resources.
Our faculty and support personnel are located on the main Moscow campus and at research and extension centers in Aberdeen, Idaho Falls, Kimberly, Parma and Twin Falls.
AELC The Department of Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communications (AELC) provides agricultural education and leadership services through fundamental knowledge of and skills in educational programming, learning dynamics and developing technologies that enhance the lives of Idaho citizens.
We provide instruction in:
Agricultural, extension and experiential education
Instructional design and methods
A list of organizations related to education, FFA and the agricultural industry that we work closely with.
Teaching & Advising
Scholarship & Creative Activity
Outreach & Extension
University Service & Leadership
Minimum Education/Degree Required
Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.
An earned master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Mechanics, Agricultural Systems Management, or Agricultural Farm Management.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, peers and clientele groups.
Evidence of skills in standard computer applications and/or other educational technology applications.
Successful teaching experience at the secondary or postsecondary level in agricultural mechanical systems.
Industry experience in agricultural mechanics, agricultural systems management or an agricultural discipline.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Physical ability to: bend and stoop; lift, carry and/or otherwise move items weighing up to 50 pounds overhead; expected to stand and walk on concrete floors up to eight hours per day. Handle exposure to high speed rotating machinery, as well as welding smoke and fumes.
University of Idaho is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,392, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 810 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.