Assistant/Associate Professor - Arkansas State

Geospatial Technologies/Precision Agriculture (9-month, pre-tenure)

Position Summary:
The College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, invites applications for a 9-month appointment as a tenure-track assistant/associate professor with an anticipated start date of August 2018. We are seeking an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad areas of geospatial technologies and precision agriculture. 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 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 will include undergraduate and graduate courses in geospatial technologies and Agricultural Systems Technology courses incorporating GPS, GIS, and remote sensing as applied to precision agriculture and natural resources management. 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 undergraduate recruiting and retention responsibilities for students in the Agricultural Systems Technology and Plant & Soil Science concentrations.

Collaboration opportunities exist within the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, as well as the College of Science and Math, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (Experiment Station), 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.

Applicants must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: geospatial technologies, remote sensing and/or precision agriculture. Applicants must have demonstrated: strong verbal and written skills in English; interest and desire to interact with the regional agricultural 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 Systems Management/Technology, Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, or a closely related field. Candidates near degree completion of the Ph.D. (ABD) may be considered.

Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Kim Pittcock