Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist - Machine Systems Engineering
College of Agriculture, Auburn University
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Type: Full Time
Agriculture - Biological Engineering
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
The Department of Biosystems Engineering (www.eng.auburn.edu/bsen), College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist of Machine Systems Engineering. This is 12-month, tenure track faculty (70% extension, 30% research) and will be filled at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The projected start date is August 1, 2024.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized and highly integrated evidence-based extension and applied research programs in machine systems engineering that focus on the use of technologies in modern agriculture and forest production systems. The candidate is expected to (a) support, provide technical training, and engage with farmers, producers, client groups, stakeholders and regional/county extension coordinators in Alabama and beyond regarding technologies, smart systems, and components used in ag and forestry machine and equipment; (b) establish and maintain a strong, extramurally funded Extension and applied research program; (c) disseminate extension and research scholarship through a variety of media including publications, websites, distance learning, demonstrations, conference presentations, and other formats; (d) work independently and in collaboration with other departmental faculty, and with colleagues within the College of Agriculture who conduct extension and research in agronomic crops; (e) participate in and assist program teams in the development of annual plan of work and federal reporting; (f) engage and mentor students in development and delivery of education tools and programs; and (g) provide leadership to the profession through state and national professional society participation.
Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in biosystems, biological, agricultural, or closely related engineering disciplines by the expected position start date. Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative work in Machine Systems Engineering is required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues across disciplines and develop a collaborative Extension and research program. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Desirable qualifications include Extension experience in machine systems; demonstrated experience in program development, delivery and evaluation, and professional engineering registration or the ability to pursue licensure as a Professional Engineer. Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor are strongly encouraged, but those with an established reputation as a leader in field of machine systems engineering will also be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. Examples of documented evidence of established reputation may include, but not limited to, evidence of ability to sustain externally sponsored funding to support Extension and applied research programs, and sustained programming in Extension Machine Systems Engineering.
Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/40849 and attach the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) transcripts from all universities attended, 4) narrative of research interests and accomplishments, 5) statement of philosophy on Extension scholarship in the 21st century, and 6) three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to or by end of business on November 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is removed from the website. Questions concerning the advertised position should be directed to: Dr. Oladiran Fasina, Department Head (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Dr. Bill Batchelor Search Committee Chair (email@example.com ).
The University: Auburn University is a Carnegie R1 research institution and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs and its College of Engineering is ranked 38th among public institutions offering doctoral programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama along the rapidly develop I-85 corridor, approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in American” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For details, visit the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
The Department: The Department of Biosystems Engineering consists of 19 full?time faculty who solve problems in biological systems through innovative engineering research, teaching and extension activities. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biosystems Engineering and a B.S. degree in Biological and Agricultural Technology Management with 227 undergraduate students and 45 graduate students. More information about the department and Auburn University can be found at www.eng.auburn.edu/bsen and at www.auburn.edu respectively.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 25,400 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs and its College of Engineering is ranked 38th among public institutions offering doctoral programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.auburn.edu for more information.