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