The Assistant Professor will teach undergraduate level courses in a variety of areas including but not limited to the following: Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Entomology, Soil Science and Natural Resources and/or Environmental Sciences that support the Agriculture program. In addition to student learning activities, the Assistant Professor is expected to maintain a translational research program relative to the field and publish results in refereed journals as well as seek and acquire externally funded grants and contracts relevant to research projects, and participate in department, college, university, community and professional service.
Teach undergraduate level courses in Plant and Soil Sciences and work with other faculty to explore the development of graduate curricula in this area.
Advise undergraduate students and work with student organizations.
Assist with the recruitment of students into the agriculture degree program.
Capitalize on current and emerging technologies to conduct research in areas such as water allocation and management, irrigation scheduling, carbon sequestration, effect of climate change on crop production and crop modeling and publish results of this research in refereed journals.
Seek and acquire externally funded grants and contracts for relevant research projects.
Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, college, university, community and professional organizations.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Plant & Soil Sciences, Agronomy, Natural Resources and/or Environment Sciences or a closely related field.
Candidate must have extensive research experience in smart agriculture (Drones, and Sensors), remote sensing and geospatial analysis and watershed management and modeling.
Candidates must have at least 1 year of teaching experience at the undergraduate and or graduate level.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences.
Demonstrate proficiency in the ability for effective teaching and scholarship.
Potential for obtaining external funding
Demonstrate support of professional organizations in the discipline
Job Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled
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