University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; 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, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor undergraduate teaching position in the Agricultural Engineering Technology Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF). 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.
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. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Anticipated Appointment date: August 27, 2018. Information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate courses in Agricultural Engineering Technology (AET), Agricultural Engineering (AGEN) with a focus on environmental engineering.
Teaching duties may include courses covering introductory engineering, soil and water engineering, structural design, and other areas that support the department’s mission.
Teaching duties may include additional courses related to agricultural, biosystems, and civil/environmental engineering, as well as the related engineering technology disciplines.
Duties may include modification of existing courses or development of new courses, as needed, to create a dynamic curriculum that prepares students for professional careers.
Incorporate new pedagogies, active learning techniques, and technologies into courses, with the objective of creating strong, dynamic, and effective courses that engage students.
Engage with the College Dairy or Meat Pilot Plant personnel, Laboratory Farm personnel, or industry partners to successfully complete research projects.
Engage in scholarly activity, which can include developing a research program, mentoring undergraduate research projects, and/or participation in professional organizations.
Participate in co-curricular activities including advising of students in curriculum and career planning, involvement in student organizations, internship supervision, and undergraduate research mentoring.
Establish collaborations with appropriate industry partners to facilitate internships and other learning opportunities for students, and help ensure relevancy of programs and curricula.
Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college, and university levels
Engage in community service where academic expertise can be shared.
PhD. 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.
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering
your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
your environmental engineering experience, and
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 System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, 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 activity. The university is also interested in applicants who can support and extend our partnerships and initiatives in Asia (particularly China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India) and in Latin America. The university's strategic focus on international education encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the transition of international inbound students and out-bound UWRF students and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships in these regions.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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