Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in biological and ecological engineering. The candidate is expected to remain engaged in research and other scholarly activities, publishing, grantsmanship, course development, and all other activates required for tenure. Other duties include, but are not limited to, working collaboratively with colleagues across disciplines; advising and mentoring students; assisting in undergraduate research and recruiting; curriculum development; engaging in accreditation procedures; rendering service to the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, the University, and the Community-at-large; and participating as an active member of discipline-related professional organizations. The candidate is expected to stay knowledgeable of advances in design practice, theory and technology in the area of biological, agricultural, and/or environmental engineering or related fields. This is a 9-month tenure track position Assistant Professor in Biological Engineering. More info at: https://jobs.ncat.edu/postings/11553
Science and Technology has initiated a program, Marie Curie Masterclass, with the intention to increase the success rate on applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie - Individual Fellowships (post-doctoral fellowship). The program comprises a 3 day workshop in May 2017, organized by the Faculty and the Research Support Unit at AU, where the applicants will start writing the application, get introduced to Aarhus University and have time to develop the research project in collaboration with the future supervisor.
The program is supported by the ST Research committee at the Faculty and it has been calculated that around 65 external candidates can be invited (some applicants may already reside in Aarhus).
All group leaders are strongly encouraged to search their networks for possible applicants. Please notice that the MSCA-IF has a strong focus on the fellows’ career and it should be clear how the fellowship will improve the future career prospects of the candidate.
If you have 1 (or more) suitable candidates, please make sure that you are available during the 3 –day workshop (May 16 – 18, 2017). An informal application consisting of the attached application form and the applicant’s CV, should be e-mailed to the secretary for the research committee (RC) Morten Lund Jensen, no later than February 1st 2017. The local research committee will prioritize the applications before submitting to the steering group at the faculty.
About the applicant:
If you have any questions about the Marie Curie Masterclass or the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship program in general, please contact Kirsten Vang Nielsen.
Kirsten Vang Nielsen
Health Technology Research Business Manager, PhD
Tlf.: +45 9350 8355
This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 60% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include development and dissemination of horticultural technologies to sustain and improve Florida citrus production with emphasis on citrus greening disease therapies, evaluation of promising selections from the UF/IFAS citrus breeding program, and citrus nursery improvements. The faculty member must function successfully as a collaborative member of interdisciplinary Extension and Research teams. Tenure will accrue in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (ABE). The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program. The faculty member will lead in Extension activities in his or her program area.
The faculty member in this position will develop successful and nationally recognized research and extension programs in precision agriculture with focus on citrus, fresh-market vegetables (e.g. tomato, pepper) other future crops, and natural systems. Desired research interests may include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for agriculture and natural systems, smart sensor design computer vision, robotic automation, remote sensing, GIS, wireless sensor network, and big data application. Example research includes use of UAVs in identifying spatial patterns in crop and/or pests within a farm and precision application of agricultural inputs such as water, fertilizer, and pesticides. Extension component will include development of a successful educational program to bring on-the-ground changes through adoption and evaluation of state-of-the-art precision agriculture equipment and techniques with a goal of improving the profitability and environmental sustainability of Florida’s fruit and vegetable industry.
A doctorate in Engineering or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to participate in collaborative efforts, and procurement of external funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.
We seek an interdisciplinary engineer with the ability to integrate the use of remote sensing technologies for precision agriculture applications. It is desired that the candidate have previous experience in areas of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture, sensors and its integration with robotics for fruit and vegetable crops. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.
More info at: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/498319
Website: https://psu.jobs/job/65456 Job Title: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering Work Unit: Agricultural Sciences Campus Location: UP
Faculty Announcement: The Department if Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University is seeking a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of agricultural engineering, with emphasis on machinery systems and mechatronics, which interface with biological systems. This can include mechanization for biological/agricultural production, UAS, control and processing systems, robotics, precision agriculture, safety engineering, sensor applications, and biosensors.
Specific areas of research include but are not limited to: control systems for automation and mechanization, machinery systems for biomass and crop production and harvesting, robotics including applications of unmanned aerial system (UAS) applications, safety engineering, sensors for detecting/assessing/controlling biological organisms, sensors for precision agriculture, processing systems for biological/biomass products, and identification, selection, and design of optimal machine systems.
Qualifications: Candidate must have a Ph.D. in biological, agricultural, mechanical, industrial, electrical, or a related engineering field, with a solid core of fundamental engineering coursework (such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, engineering mechanics, and control systems). Research experience integrating engineering and biology is important because the faculty member is expected to interact and provide leadership with teams of engineers and biological scientists from many disciplines. Ability to communicate effectively, to provide creative leadership, and to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and industry and agency groups is paramount. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. Professional Engineering (PE) registration or pursuit thereof is desirable. Experience with intellectual property is desirable.
Job application review will begin on Friday, September 2, 2016 and remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
For questions please contact: Dr. Jude Liu firstname.lastname@example.org
227 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park, Pa 16802, (814) 863-6844
Ph.D. Research Assistantship (Hydrology & Water Quality), Biological Systems Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D. Research Assistantship available (starting Fall 2016 or January 2017) for student interested in agricultural non-point source pollution and wintertime drivers (soil thermal fluctuations, non-isothermal soil moisture dynamics) of soil nutrient migration (surface and subsurface). The student should have a M.S. degree in Agricultural, Biological, Civil/Environmental Engineering or a related field and experience in conducting field research. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Contact Dr. Anita Thompson, Professor, Biological Systems Engineering Department, 460 Henry Mall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 [email@example.com; http://bse.wisc.edu; Phone: (608) 262-0604].
The Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems with emphasis in agricultural and biological systems applications. To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in agricultural engineering, biological systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or related field that merits appointment to the tenure-track title of Assistant Professor in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The position is open until filled, but to assure consideration, applications must be received by 15 May 2016. Applicants should submit all materials on-line at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/. Required materials include CV, research and teaching statements, reprints of selected publications, and names and contact information of at least five references. For more information, contact Dr. David Slaughter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616-5294, phone: (530) 752-5553, fax (530) 752-2640, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant/Associate Professor position for Embedded Systems and Wireless Communications at Ohio State University
Description: The Ohio State University seeks qualified candidates for a 9 month, tenure-track faculty position available in Columbus starting on or after January 1, 2016. The position will concentrate on Research and Instruction. The successful candidate will conduct engineering research in: development and deployment of embedded systems, including wireless communications and digital system design, to support cropping systems within agriculture; implementation of UAS for collection of field and crop information; data analytics for machinery logistics and management; and related topics in support of production agriculture. Successful Candidates will teach courses related to embedded systems and their contribution to data analytics within agricultural systems. Other courses could include: instrumentation, wireless networks in agriculture, data structure, hardware architectures, instrumentation for biological systems, and Controller Area Networks (CAN) to cloud-based systems. Additional responsibilities include: secure extramural funding to support research and teaching programs, provide leadership to the profession through state and national professional society participation, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant investment that leverages the university’s expansive scholarly resources, creativity and shared commitment to make a global impact.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in agricultural engineering, biological engineering or closely allied discipline; and registration as a Professional Engineer or demonstrated eligibility. The candidate must have formal training and experience in three or more of the following areas: digital signal processing theory and algorithms; structured and object-oriented software architectures; algorithm modeling and validation; embedded systems, wireless networks, and hardware architectures, and cloud-based systems for transmitting and storing large, complex data sets. The preferred candidate should have experience with embedded and wireless communications systems applied to precision agriculture. It is essential that the candidate has agricultural experience; excellent speaking and writing skills; ability and desire to work in interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Research teams; and teaching. The candidate must establish and conduct a research program resulting in national impacts and high-quality publications. Industry experience is desirable. Preferred Qualifications: Experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups.
Application Instructions: Applications accepted through October 1, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, a one-page summary of their philosophy of teaching and research, and a statement specifically addressing their experiences in mentoring underrepresented groups. Applicants should provide the names and contact information (address, e-mail, and phone number) of three professional references.
All application materials should be sent electronically to:
Dr. John Fulton, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
The Ohio State University
590 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210-1057
Telephone: 614/292-6625; Fax: 614/292-9448; E-mail: email@example.com
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) invites applications for the position of Postharvest Systems Engineer Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension (100%). The candidate will hold an appointment in the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Candidates must have a PhD in engineering. A strong background in heat and mass transfer, food safety and postharvest technology is highly desired. Candidates must have the ability to develop a nationally-recognized mission-oriented research and extension program, obtain extramural funding, publish research results in appropriate refereed journals, and disseminate information to industry clientele through public presentations, University publications, electronic and print media, and creative use of on-line technology. Fulfillment of these responsibilities will require extensive travel. For more information and to apply, go to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00447.
For questions, please contact Dr. David Slaughter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-5294, tel: (530)752-5553, fax: (530)752-2640, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled, but to assure consideration, applications must be received by February 27, 2015.
The Department of Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Specialist – Agricultural Engineer. This position will be filled at the Field Specialist II or III level. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Field Specialists provide educational leadership in the application of knowledge, grounded in research-based science, to help Iowans and agricultural industry prosper.
The agricultural engineering educational leadership responsibilities focus on the development, delivery, and support for: livestock facilities, specifically dairy systems, including housing, manure and odor management, ventilation systems, and animal handling and feeding systems; farm power and machinery operation and management; grain drying, handling and storage; and soil conservation and water management. Leadership responsibilities also will focus on helping Iowans work together, create a vision, and make a difference through initiatives that address the complex issues and opportunities vital to Iowa’s agricultural future.
Field specialists specialize in their assigned subject-matter area and function in a team setting to develop annual program plans that address client needs and result in the delivery of multi-region and interdisciplinary programming. Team members include extension state specialists, field specialists, and regional extension education directors. Client groups will include: crop and livestock producers, landowners, agribusiness, educational institutions, governmental agencies, farm organizations, cooperatives, commodity groups, community colleges, youth, and mass media. Field specialists are expected to participate in and pursue grant and contract funding opportunities to provide additional support for programming efforts. Subject matter leadership is provided through the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
In addition to duties above, a Field Specialist III will create and deliver comprehensive and complex interdisciplinary programming; conduct and analyzes needs assessment activities and identify, develop, and implement innovative and creative ways to meet clients’ needs; establishes, organizes, and facilitates networks and coalitions at the local, area, and state levels to build community capacity; and provides leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area, state, and national level.