The Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology at SUNY Cobleskill invites applications for Academic Year (10-month) faculty as an Assistant Professor for Agricultural Engineering to start in August of 2019.
The successful candidates will teach a variety of courses in the Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology at the associate and baccalaureate level. They should have a thorough and broad understanding of modern equipment used in the construction, agricultural and energy industries. Primary teaching responsibilities for the two positions will be:
Position 1: Agricultural machinery, construction equipment, power trains, hydraulics and agricultural mechanics.
Position 2: Computer applications in agricultural engineering technology, renewable energy, electrical and electronic systems, and physics fundamentals courses.
Additional teaching assignments may be in the areas of instrumentation, electrical and electronic systems, agricultural and construction equipment retail management, and diesel engines.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development (classroom and online), student advisement, internship supervision, industry collaboration, student recruitment, assessment, and the development and delivery of industry training programs. Expectations also include engagement in scholarship, grant writing, campus governance and other service. Teaching assignments may be weekday, evenings, weekend, and online.
The successful applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about creating an educational environment that is innovative and inspiring to students in the classroom and in the field.
A Master’s degree or higher in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Education, or Agricultural Systems Management, or closely related discipline.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work as part of a dynamic team in an interdisciplinary environment.
At least three years of professional experience in a related field.
In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:
PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Education, or Agricultural Systems Management, or closely related discipline.
Three or more years of teaching and curriculum development experience at the college level in the area of agricultural equipment technology.
Five or more years of professional experience in the agricultural or construction equipment industry.
Demonstrated ability in developing industry partnerships in the agricultural or construction equipment industry and/or the ability to facilitate procurement of resources in an academic environment.
*This position is a term, full-time appointment.
*The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $55,000.
*This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
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The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by June 3, 2019.
A complete application consists of the following:
1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors