Assistant Professor – Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
Department of Biosystems Engineering
The Department of Biosystems Engineering (www.eng.auburn.edu/bio) of the College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Water Resources/Ecological Engineering. This faculty position will be a nine-month, tenure-track position with a 40% instruction and 60% research appointment. The projected start date will be August 16, 2015.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in basic and advanced soil and water conservation, water resources engineering, and ecological engineering. Additional responsibilities will include providing leadership to the ecological engineering program at Auburn University; academic advising for undergraduate and graduate students; and advising for student organizations.
Research responsibilities may encompass a broad of topics in water resources and ecological engineering such as: hydrology, open channel hydraulics, watershed and in-stream water quality modeling, soil and water conservation, green infrastructure development, ecological-water interactions, and ecosystem restoration. Candidates with experience and research interest in field-scale investigations are desired. The successful candidate will be expected to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams, develop collaborative relationships with faculty in the department and across the academy, and develop and sustain a successful extramurally‐funded research and education program. Service to the department, college and university are expected.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in ecological, water resources, biological, biosystems, agricultural, or closely related engineering disciplines by the expected position start date. Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative research resulting in peer‐reviewed publications is required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues across disciplines, develop a collaborative research program, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences in English. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Desirable qualifications include: previous teaching experience in water resources/ecological engineering topics, post-doctoral experience in industry or research institutions, professional engineering registration or the ability to pursue licensure as a Professional Engineer.
Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link:http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/592 and attach the following: 1) cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, 4) statement of research interests and accomplishments, and 5) statement of teaching interest and philosophy. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business on November 15, 2014. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Mark Dougherty, Search Committee Chair, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 25,400 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs and its College of Engineering is ranked 38th among public institutions offering doctoral programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.auburn.edu for more information.
The Department: The Department of Biosystems Engineering consists of 11 full‐time faculty who solve problems in biological systems through innovative engineering research, teaching and outreach activities. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biosystems Engineering with 155 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. Recent construction projects have resulted in over 30,000 square feet of new laboratory space for the department. More information can be found at www.eng.auburn.edu/bio