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Assistant/Associate Professor in Safety and Health for Agricultural and Biorenewable Industries
Penn State University

  • Feb. 3, 2017
 
  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Safety and Health for Agricultural and Biorenewable Industries
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • http://www.abe.psu.edu
  • Penn State University
    Unviersity Park, PA
    United States
 
  • open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2017
  •  
 
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Agricultural Extension
    Engineering/Engineering Extension
 
 
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Title – Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track – focus in Safety and Health for Agricultural and Biorenewable industries.
Availability: July 1, 2017
Responsibilities: Extension (50%), Research (37.5%), and Resident Education (12.5%)

This position is endowed under the title "Nationwide Insurance Professor of Agricultural Safety & Health". The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of safety and health, with emphasis on eliminating safety hazards, reducing injuries and fatalities, and improving worker health across the spectrum of production agriculture and agricultural/biorenewable systems. This can include machinery, animal, and plant systems; processing facilities, and human capital and management systems.

The extension and research program will focus on the integration of applications of engineering and technology solutions to hazards and risks, theory-based educational approaches to safety education, and the promotion of safety and health best management practices to reduce exposure to hazards and risk in agricultural and biorenewable industries.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the instruction of one course, BRS 426, Safety and Health in Agriculture and Biorenewable Industries (3 credits).

The successful candidate will be expected to build on an existing internationally recognized extension and research program in agricultural safety and health. Strong extension and research collaborations within the department and with faculty in other departments and colleges, as well as nationally and internationally are expected. Securing external grant support for collaborative projects is imperative. The candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students as part of the extension and research components of the position.

Qualifications: Candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural or mechanical engineering, agricultural technology, agricultural education, industrial safety, ergonomics, safety and health management, public health, social-behavioral science, or a related safety or health field, with a solid core of knowledge of agricultural production, agribusiness, and agricultural supporting services.

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, as well as the public served by the extension program, is required. Supervising the delivery of Extension programs in Spanish is expected.

SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017. Candidates must provide a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts if applying at the Assistant Professor level, statements of teaching or extension, and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of at least three professional references. Apply at https://psu.jobs/job/68978

Questions can be directed to search committee chair Eileen Fabian, The Pennsylvania State University at efw2@psu.edu

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


  • Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Eileen Fabian
    Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    Penn State University
    111 Research Unit a
    University Park, PA 16802
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  • efw2@psu.edu
 

 

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