This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor undergraduate teaching position in the Agricultural Engineering Technology Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and abilities in areas such as developing, maintaining and teaching basic engineering courses and upper level undergraduate courses in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Engineering Technology with a focus on machinery systems. The successful candidate will also engage with internal partners, such as college Dairy and Meat Pilot Plant personnel, Laboratory Farm personnel, and/or external industry partners to successfully complete research projects. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm.
UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement, including (but not limited to) mentoring of undergraduate research projects with opportunities to collaborate among other disciplines in the College. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Anticipated appointment date is January 10, 2020.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants who have finished course work are working on their dissertation (ABD) with a preferred completion by date of hire, or ABD candidates may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. no later than March 1, 2020.
Demonstrated industry and/or research expertise should be in the area(s) of machinery systems engineering, machinery design, or instrumentation or control system development.
Proven ability to teach undergraduate courses in introductory engineering, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, off-road machinery design and analysis, agricultural instrumentation systems and other courses that support the department's mission.
Demonstrated scholar as evidenced by research activities or involvement professional organizations.
Interest and ability to successfully participate in co-curricular activities including advising of students in curriculum and career planning, involvement in student organizations, internships, and undergraduate research mentoring.
Knowledge or experience using Matlab and/or Simulink
Knowledge of or experience in digital agriculture through integration of machines, mechatronics, sensors, machine learning, and data analytics
Experience related to curriculum development in higher education.
Established interest and/or experience in developing collaborations with industry partners.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Curriculum vitae (resume)
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (upload as ‘cover letter’)
A three-part statement (upload as ‘other document’), not to exceed 3 pages, covering: oyour primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level oyour experience in agricultural engineering machinery systems, and oyour applied research and scholarly activity agenda.
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (upload as ‘references’).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Joseph Shakal Agricultural Engineering Technology Department email@example.com
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by September 15, 2019. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Internal Number: 5576
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