Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized program in one or more areas of machine systems and automation engineering such as agricultural and forest machine systems, precision agriculture and forestry, input stewardship, data management, automation of agricultural and forest operations, and data-driven decision analysis for complex agricultural, forest and biological systems. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support his/her research programs and summer salary from sources such as USDA and other related federal sponsors, and from commodity boards in Alabama and across the country. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborative effectively with departmental faculty, and extensively with colleagues within the College of Agriculture (e.g. Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences) and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences who conduct research and extension work in precision agriculture and forestry, and in production agriculture and forest operations. Instructional responsibilities will include teaching existing precision agriculture courses as well as developing new courses in agricultural data acquisition, data management, data analytics, automation, and the ethical issues that surround agricultural data. In addition, the successful candidate will provide academic advising and career counseling for biosystems engineering students; transfer results of the scholarly program through recognized and peer reviewed outlets; and provide leadership to the profession through state and national professional society participation. In addition, departmental, college, and university committee service will be expected.
Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3000 and attach the following: 1) cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, 4) statement of research interests and accomplishments, and 5) statement of teaching philosophy. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business on September 30, 2018. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Jeremiah Davis, Search Committee Chair, email: email@example.com.