MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena VistaUniversity (BVU) seeks a dynamic teacher who is committed toexcellence in undergraduate agricultural business education. Thesuccessful candidate will teach a variety of courses within theAgricultural Business bachelor’s degree program and may includecourses such as: Introduction to Agricultural Business, FarmBusiness Management, Agri-Business Management, AgriculturalEconomics, Agricultural Production and Operations Management, andIntroduction to Ag Commodity Markets; in addition to assisting withcoursework within the business core curriculum and generaleducation program. This position will serve as lead faculty in theAgricultural Business program, working collaboratively to developand guide the program.The major is designed to grow agricultural professions who possessstrong analytical, interpersonal, and professional skill setsgrounded in a comprehensive understanding of agricultural business.The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning throughopportunities such as internships, practicums, seminars, attendanceat professional conferences, and partnering with faculty onresearch. Additional hands-on experience can be gained throughengaging with the Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, andthe BVU Agriculture Experiment Station.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The Harold Walter Siebens Forum and the Harold Walter SiebensSchool of Business recently underwent a $15.1 million-dollarrenovation project to include new classroom space and technology,trading lab, and refreshed office, gathering and dining spaces. TheHarold Walter Siebens School of Business is an endowed school whosegenerous donors make it possible to support excellent value-addedlearning and professional development opportunities for studentsand faculty.This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa andall applicants must be currently authorized to work in the UnitedStates on a full-time basis.To ApplyTo apply, submit your letter of application, graduate schooltranscripts (photocopies acceptable with application; officialcopies will be required for appointment), teaching philosophystatement, current vita, and at least four professional references(including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number).Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled, with the priority deadline forsubmission of applications being April 25, 2021 for an August 2021start date.A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. BuenaVista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especiallywelcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to anyaspect of the university’s diversity.Buena Vista UniversityBuena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful StormLake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blendedliberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to aquality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forwardin order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We fosteran environment based on success both for our students and ouremployees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community.BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and wasrecently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community EngagementClassification.In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect forfamilies, students, young professionals, and retirees alike.Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home toa variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement severalnational chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, andprofessional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multiculturalenvironment. We are a diverse community in both population andopportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy arelatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learnmore at BVU.edu/StormLake. Teach 12 credit hours per fall and spring semestersDevelop an innovative curriculum to grow key skills andknowledge sets in our studentsWork to incorporate experiential learning opportunities intothe student experiencePractice quality interpersonal, written, and verbalcommunication skillsFunction independently and work effectively as a teammemberPossess ability and willingness to work with diversepopulationsSupervise, mentor, and advise students and studentorganizationsRemain active and current in the field through professionaldevelopment activitiesBe responsible for University service such as committee workand participation in departmental projectsAssist in recruitment of students to the UniversityPerform other duties as assigned PhD in Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness (tenure track, ornon-tenure track, depending on candidate’s qualifications andinterests)18 credits of Economics coursework at the graduate level.International Ag Business AwarenessExperience teaching at the post-secondary/university levelExperience teaching courses in face-to-face and onlinesettingsRelevant professional experience Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or aclosely related field (non-tenure track)Knowledge of US Ag production systemsAbility to teach, advise, and guide the professionaldevelopment of students.Ability to build connections with professionals inindustry.
Brookville, IN – United Way of Franklin County has announced that it has been approved to receive a $300,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, serving Franklin and Ripley Counties. The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet COVID related essential and basic needs, which could include safe, emergency childcare, and to address other Covid-19 critical issues as they emerge.United Way of Franklin County plans to prioritize funding to human and social service nonprofits in Franklin and Ripley Counties that are engaged in immediate COVID relief efforts or that demonstrate the ability to rapidly pivot to relief efforts and that prioritize services to struggling working households, frontline responders and recently displaced employees. United Way of Franklin County will begin accepting funding requests from human and social service nonprofits in good standing in the two counties served beginning June 15, 2020. Interested organizations should consult United Way of Franklin County’s website for guidance on funding intent and application instructions by clicking here.