Assistant Professor - University of Wisconsin-Madion

Biological Systems Engineering: Advanced machinery Systems

The Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in advanced machinery systems engineering for the efficient and environmentally sustainable production of food, animal feed, energy feedstock and bio-products. Research areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • Integration of machines, mechatronics, sensors, communication, artificial intelligence and novel control and drive technologies
  • Autonomous and robotic machines
  • Advanced machine design applied to sustainable agricultural and bio-products production systems.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biological/Agricultural Engineering or related field.  This is a 9-month academic appointment that carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.  

Principal duties include:

  1. Develop a grant supported research program and publish in reputable archival journals;
  2. Teach an undergraduate course in Agricultural/Biological Systems Engineering and contribute to other courses in the curriculum; demonstrate innovative, student-centered teaching;
  3. Offer a graduate course in area of expertise;
  4. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
  5. Contribute to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

Review of applicants will begin November 2017. 

To apply for this position, visit this web site:

Applicants will be asked to upload the following materials:

  1. cover letter,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. statement of interest or philosophy in research and teaching
  4. transcripts

Names and contact information of three references will be requested. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

For questions about the application process contact:

Dawn Wagner, CALS Human Resources
(608)-265- 3092.
Susan Reinen, Department Administrator, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering
(608) 262-2250.

For additional information about the details of the position description contact
Douglas Reinemann PhD., Professor and Chair
Department of Biological Systems Engineering

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.