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Assistant/Associate Professor - Arkansas State

Agricultural Systems Technology

Position Summary:
The College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro invites applications for a tenure-track 9-month assistant/associate professor in Agricultural Systems Technology with an anticipated start date of August 2018. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in Agricultural Systems Technology, but may also include agricultural engineering/technology courses (undergraduate and graduate) supporting other college majors. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to: teaching at all university levels; development of an impactful applied research program; and university/community service. An optional joint research appointment with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture may be available (depending on the Division’s priorities, available funding, and qualifications of the candidate).

Duties & Responsibilities:
The appointment is a teaching (75%) position with an applied research (25%) component. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in Agricultural Systems Technology encompassing: agricultural management/precision agriculture; agricultural sensor development and application; irrigation principles and design; and water quantity/quality issues in agricultural production. Other courses, as appropriate to training and expertise of the successful candidate, may be developed. The successful candidate will develop an applied research program, secure extramural funding, mentor thesis–level graduate students, and publish results in high quality journals. Service and leadership activities with professional societies is encouraged, while service on departmental, college, and/or university committees is required. The position has primary undergraduate recruiting and retention responsibilities for students in the Agricultural Systems Technology concentration.

Other:
Collaboration opportunities exist within the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, as well as the A-State Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences program, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service), the USDA-ARS Delta Water Management Research Unit and area agricultural producers. Consideration will be extended to candidates with an interest in, commitment to, and enthusiasm for multidisciplinary teaching and research.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability:
Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: agricultural machinery management/precision agriculture; agricultural sensor development and application; irrigation principles and design; and water quantity/quality are preferred. Applicants must have demonstrated: strong verbal and written skills in English; interest and desire to interact with the regional agriculture community; and potential for high quality teaching, applied research, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:
The College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology seeks an individual with an earned Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Systems Management, Biological/Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Technology, or related field. Candidates near degree completion of the Ph.D. (ABD) may be considered. http://www.astate.edu/a/hr/employment.dot

Search Committee Chair:
Dr. J. Kevin Humphrey