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Assistant/Associate Professor – Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Agriculture

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, School of Agriculture is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor specializing in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering with a focus in agricultural wastewater treatment.  This is a nine-month (academic year) basis, tenure-track position.  This position will be funded by the Dairy Innovation Hub (https://cals.wisc.edu/dairy-innovation-hub/).  This position is 70% research and outreach and 30% teaching.  The tenure home of this faculty position will be in the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an impactful research program that supports Wisconsin dairy producers, farm consultants, and systems engineers by providing leadership and translational research that is focused on agricultural and biological systems engineering, with particular interest in agricultural wastewater treatment, recycling, and reuse, for the environmental sustainability of our dairy farms and surrounding communities.   

It is expected that this person will develop an independent, externally-funded and internationally recognized research program in agricultural wastewater treatment that will be integrated with their teaching and outreach efforts.  The new faculty will be expected to secure funding from competitive federal programs and industry partners.

The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university services as appropriate to the position and rank.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an independent, externally funded and internationally recognized research program focusing on wastewater treatment, with a focus on putting systems in place to benefit the dairy industry.
  • Integrate research results into outreach education programs on issues identified as needs of the state and its residents.
  • Document the impacts of research, teaching, and outreach efforts and communicate these impacts to stakeholders, the general public, and professional colleagues.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the purpose, vision, and values of the Dairy Innovation Hub, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the well-being of Wisconsin and its residents.
  • Teach as an Assistant Professor to stakeholders (e.g., students, educators, civic groups, boards, farmers) throughout the state of Wisconsin. Contribute to the department's mission through undergraduate student instruction and mentoring. Contribute research expertise to courses taught in the department.
  • Be of service to the department, college, and campus communities.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biological Systems/Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering or related field
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college/university level for a minimum of one academic semester or 3 months
  • Evidence of established scholarship, including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals for a minimum of one publication
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience with addressing issues of diverse and/or historically marginalized populations.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The School of Agriculture (SOA) is housed within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. The SOA is one of the national leaders in undergraduate programs in agriculture and natural resources, which is committed to excellence in education, research, scholarly and professional activities, and services to the agriculture industry at the state, regional, national and global levels. The SOA has over 600 undergraduate students, and 36 faculty and staff. A 430 acre farm is available for teaching, demonstration, and systems based research. The SOA offers majors in agricultural education; agribusiness; animal science; dairy science, environmental horticulture; reclamation, environment and conservation; and soil and crop science. See: https://campus.uwplatt.edu/agriculture/about

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by April 5, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications; philosophy of teaching, learning and research interests; and a brief statement on diversity and inclusion
  • If applicable, please include information regarding post-doctoral training with evidence of securing competitive research funding, or relevant industry experience in technical services and research in biological systems engineering and wastewater treatment
  • A current resume/CV including work experience
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts require of all finalists.

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Sara Whitaker

School of Agriculture

608-342-1393

 

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

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