Assistant Professor, Connected Technologies in Agricultural Applications – two positions
The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES) at Virginia Tech seeks to fill two academic year (9-month) tenure-track faculty positions in Connected Technologies in Agricultural Applications at the Assistant Professor rank with responsibilities in research and teaching. The incumbents will conduct research on the application of autonomous , semi-autonomous, robotic, remote sensing, and smart systems in, but not limited to, agronomic crops, specialty crops, agricultural soil and water systems. Research may include but is not limited to soil water management, nutrient management, weed management, pathogen detection and management, planting and harvesting. The incumbents are expected to work collaboratively across academic units at Virginia Tech and with national or international collaborations. The individuals will cooperatively develop and teach new classes related to connected technologies in agriculture. A Ph.D in plant science, soil science, engineering, or a closely related discipline is required. Demonstrated experience in the use of connected technologies is required. A commitment to mentoring students, diversity and inclusion is required. To obtain more information and to apply for this position go to (Job #512093 at https://www.jobs.vt.edu). Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.