The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites candidates for a full-time (academic year) tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant professor rank in the area of bio-logistics. Special consideration may be given to exceptional candidates at the rank of associate or full professor. Selection of rank will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The supply of feeds, foods, and fibers to the consumer is becoming recognized as an essential dimension of Agricultural Engineering. Operations research and logistical engineering are skills needed to handle and transport biological materials to consumers in a timely manner. The University of Georgia has developed a Bio-Logistics track within the Agricultural Engineering degree program that capitalizes on skills of industrial engineering and agricultural engineering. Bio-Logistics provides a forward-looking emphasis area that provides a pathway for research and teaching the movement of food, feed, and fiber from the farm gate to the consumer. Operations research, motion and time studies, and quality management are a significant focus, with emphasis on the handling of biological materials through a logistics chain. Successful candidates will join a growing and interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering (ECAM). The candidate will be expected to 1) contribute to the Agricultural Engineering program’s emphasis on Bio-Logistics, 2) develop courses and pedagogical approaches to educate UGA engineers, and 3) partner with faculty in other disciplines and with industries and government to build a vibrant research program that leads to collaborations across and integration of multiple fields of study.
The College of Engineering, formed on July 1, 2012, is building a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research that addresses critical societal needs. The College offers eight accredited undergraduate and seven graduate engineering degree programs spanning all engineering fields. The college has grown rapidly to more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and over 80 faculty members. More information can be found at (http://www.engineering.uga.edu/).
The School of ECAM strives for excellence and global leadership in engineering education, research, and service and fosters a culture of collaboration among experts across a variety of engineering disciplines and other fields beyond engineering recognizing that technology is embedded in a broader social and environmental context. More information about the school can be found at (http://www.engineering.uga.edu/schools/ecam/).
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.
Additional Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Engineering or a related discipline is required and must be completed by the start date. For information regarding the requirements of each faculty rank, please visit the College of Engineering’s Promotion and Tenure Guidelines (https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Engineering2015.pdf/). To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification: Candidates with Professional Engineering (PE) license or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration are preferred. Individuals currently employed in industry are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their alignment with the focus areas given above, their academic credentials, their record of excellence in research, teaching, and scholarly activities, potential for success in developing funded research programs, professional service, communication skills, and their potential to make exceptional contributions in research, teaching, and the engineering profession.
Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate degree level.
A complete application must include all the following:
- a cover letter of not more than one page; - a detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed journal articles, evidence of teaching experience and quality and, if applicable, a list of submitted and funded projects for which the applicant was either the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator; - a vision statement of not more than two pages, including separate sections on research philosophy and vision (one page) and on teaching philosophy and vision (one page), describing how the applicant would strategically fit into IRIS and the College of Engineering; and - a list of only three references (references will not be contacted without prior approval of candidates).
Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire IRIS and College of Engineering faculty. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Brian Bledsoe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About The University of Georgia - College of Engineering
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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.