College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor – Agricultural Engineering
Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology
The University of Wisconsin–River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor undergraduate teaching position in the Agricultural Engineering Technology Department. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and abilities in areas such as developing, maintaining and teaching core engineering courses and upper level undergraduate courses in Agricultural Engineering (AGEN) and Agricultural Engineering Technology (AET), with a focus on environmental engineering. The successful candidate will also be expected to work with department/college colleagues to expand a recently approved Agricultural Engineering program at the University. They will also engage with College and Laboratory Farm personnel, as well as industry partners, to successfully complete research projects. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources.
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 activities. 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. The department is one of five within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, which has a total enrollment of over 1500 undergraduate students.
Appointment date is August 27, 2018. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/ Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.
•Ph.D. in Agricultural/Biological/Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related engineering field from an ABET accredited institution.
•Ability to teach core undergraduate engineering courses in two or more of the following areas: soil and water engineering, structural design, ecological engineering, environmental engineering.
•Demonstrated scholar as evidenced by research activities or involvement in professional organizations.
•Interest and ability to successfully participate in co-curricular activities including advising of students in curriculum and career planning, student organizations, internships, and undergraduate research.
•Additional industry and/or research expertise in the area(s) of soil and water engineering, soil or groundwater remediation, structural design and/or modeling, renewable energy engineering, waste management, or ecological engineering.
•Experience related to curriculum development in higher education.
•Established interest and/or experience in developing partnerships with industry stakeholders.
Materials not submitted through https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ will not be considered.
Submit: •Curriculum vitae (resume)
•Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
•A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering
o your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
o your environmental engineering experience, and
o your industry and/or research experience. (other document)
•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 (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Youngmi Kim 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 November 20, 2017. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round art, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UWRF’s 6500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; Ag...riculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching and research as well as professional and community service are highly valued.
More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu. More information about the Department of Agricultural Engineering can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/ag-engineering/