Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas


This non-tenure track 12-month position will primarily support the undergraduate Biological Engineering program in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate will teach selected undergraduate and graduate Biological Engineering courses, provide support in recruiting, and teaching other undergraduate courses, serve as a liaison with the Freshman Engineering Program, advise undergraduates and assist with processes for ABET accreditation of the undergraduate program. The successful candidate's teaching, research, extension and/or industry experience should complement and enhance the existing biological engineering academic programs, curriculum and department strengths in sustainable water, energy and food systems.


  • Teach 6 to 7 undergraduate and/or graduate Biological Engineering courses per year
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Assist with assigned biological engineering design courses
  • Develop new Biological Engineering courses and student learning experiences
  • Assist with class field-trips and maintenance of teaching labs
  • Facilitate undergraduate involvement in faculty research programs and/or internships
  • Serve as a liaison with the Freshman Engineering Program and the College of Engineering to support
    departmental recruiting efforts


  • Background in Hydrology
  • Ability to work in inter‐ and trans‐disciplinary teams
  • Experience with computer software and modeling relevant to Biological Engineering academic programs
  • Demonstrated record of effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to enhance the existing teaching program
  • Willingness to recruit students for Biological Engineering and/or within the Freshman Engineering Program


Required – MS degree with at least one degree in engineering, or equivalent.

Preferred – PhD in disciplines such as biological, bio‐systems, agricultural, ecological, or environmental engineering or closely related field is preferred, with at least one degree in engineering; and experience in teaching, research, service, extension and/or industry in the sustainable management of water, energy and food systems.

SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021 or as negotiated

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should apply online at the UA Human Resources web site All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. A letter of application including a statement of accomplishments and qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the name, complete address, and telephone number of at least three references are required.

Recruitment Contact: Dr. Lalit R. Verma, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering 203 John A White, Jr. Engineering Hall, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701 E-mail: