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Assistant Professor in Agricultural, Biological, or BioSystems Engineering
Mississippi State University


Date Posted Sep. 22, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in Agricultural, Biological, or BioSystems Engineering
University Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS, United States
Department Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Engineering/Engineering Extension
    Biosystems Engineering
    Agricultural - General
 
 

Position Function:
The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applications for two tenure track, 9-month, assistant professor positions in the area of agricultural and biosystems engineering. Applicants should be clearly committed to excellence in teaching and be able to articulate a prospective research program that has promise for sustainable external funding and national recognition. Candidates with experience and expertise in all areas of agricultural and biosystems engineering will be considered, but those with strengths in sensing, analytics, and/or robotics, particularly with a view to precision agriculture, are preferred. Women, minorities and other under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

About the University and Starkville:
The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering has 16 on-campus faculty and several adjunct/affiliate faculty off-campus within research centers and government agencies, engaged in teaching, research, and extension. The department is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Bagley College of Engineering and offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in three distinct program areas: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business. Within these programs, the department has over 500 undergraduates and over 30 graduate students. The J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, includes more than 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities, and includes separate labs for sterile tissue culture, biomechanical testing, environmental and agricultural simulation or modeling studies, electronic/robotic design fabrication and testing, fiber processing, GPS/GIS, renewable bio-energy, and student computing resources. More information about the department can be found at http://www.abe.msstate.edu/.

Mississippi State holds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as a Doctoral/Extensive institution. Representative of the American land-grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. A body of energetic researchers, both faculty and other, are assisted by an effective research administration to place Mississippi State among the top 100 universities in the nation in research and development in the sciences and engineering.

Starkville holds the title of Mississippi’s college town and is an excellent mix of town and gown. It boasts a vibrant business community, attractive and safe neighborhoods, good public and private schools, concerts, and plays. Starkville is a great place to raise a family due to its low cost of living and diverse blends of races, ethnicities, and cultures. There are three major metropolitan areas within two hours’ drive and a regional airport only 20 minutes away. There are also abundant opportunities to watch nationally competitive MSU sports teams at world-class venues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates will be expected to teach in the Biological Engineering (BE) and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB) curricula, conduct research, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. They must establish a strong record of research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Biological, or Biosystems Engineering, or equivalent in a closely related discipline, as well as excellent verbal and writing skills, are required. Applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly production, and grantsmanship and should have the ability to conduct multi-disciplinary collaborative research.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references complete with current contact information, (3) statement of past, present and future research, including commonly employed technologies, equipment and funding sources (4) statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) official transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online). There are two positions. The anticipated appointment date for the first position is January 2021, or as soon as a qualified candidate is identified, and August 16, 2021 for the second position. Screening will begin October 10, 2020.


  • MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


 
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