Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - Power / Machinery
This position is an 11-month, tenure-track appointment in Machine Systems and Technology, with primary Teaching (70%) and Research (30%) responsibilities, and is expected to begin January 1st, 2022.
The successful candidate for this position will provide leadership in teaching undergraduate courses in the Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) curriculum, support undergraduate and graduate programming in Biosystems Engineering (BE), and develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in machine systems. The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) department will begin offering two undergraduate degree programs in Fall 2021, the ABET accredited Biosystems Engineering (BE) degree and the recently approved Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) degree through the Ferguson College of Agriculture (academic branch of DASNR).
The AST degree is a four-year degree that will serve a growing workforce demand in technology support, business operations, and management. The curriculum is designed to provide students practical knowledge in a variety of sectors in agriculture and natural resources, while developing an aptitude to apply different technologies, identify problems, formulate solutions, analyze system improvements, and determine related social and economic impacts. This faculty member will directly assist in the growth and development of our new AST degree program and provide instruction for courses covering areas that may include electrification, rural health and safety, sensors and controls, water management, and processing. Instruction will require a hands-on teaching approach in a laboratory intensive curriculum and coordination of teaching modules with BAE service courses that involve metals and welding, field work skills, fabrication, and construction. The successful applicant will recruit, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, supervise teaching assistants, engage in student club advising (i.e., ASABE, Cowboy Motorsports, etc.) and contribute to scholarship through innovative teaching methods/materials, curriculum development, external grants, and peer-reviewed publications. Fostering industry partnerships will be an integral part of program development.
Research scholarship of the faculty member will be responsive to needs surrounding the advancement of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems through innovative smart technologies. Preferred areas of research programming include, but are not limited to: sensors and monitoring, robotics, automation, precision equipment, geomatics, and machine learning. Close collaboration is also expected with faculty in BAE and other departments in DASNR, CEAT, and other units of the University, as well as regional, state, and federal organizations. Meaningful interactions with the OSU Applications Engineering Program, which taps resources tied to the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, are also expected.
Required:Earned PhD in Biosystems or Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Ag Education or closely related discipline. Demonstrated experience in classroom instruction and student mentoring, attracting funding, and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts. Proficiency in English, possessing excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work on interdisciplinary teams.
Internal Number: req9654
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