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Assistant Professor, Bioenvironmental & Structural Engineering
Post Date: 11/23/2021
Close Date: 12/21/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2937254&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$70,000 and above

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABEN) at North Dakota State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Bioenvironmental and Structural Engineering in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources (CAFSNR). All tenure and promotion decisions for this position reside with the CAFSNR. The position is affiliated with the College of Engineering through the provision of a major in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to bioenvironmental and agricultural structures engineering, including developing laboratory equipment, instrumentation and other tools for teaching the practical applications of the theories and principles in agricultural engineering and agricultural systems management. Specific teaching responsibilities may include: ABEN 452/652 Structures and Bioenvironmental Systems Design, ABEN 391 Seminar, ABEN 790 Graduate Seminar, ASM 368 Structures and Environmental Systems, and ASM 475/675 Management of Agricultural Systems or other courses depending on departmental needs. The individual is also expected to participate in curricular planning and assessment, and advise undergraduate and graduate students in departmental programs.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded, nationally-recognized research program in her or his specific area of interest under the broad topic area of precision livestock environment, controlled building environment, air quality, animal welfare, climate change, bioenergy, or biochar.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in agricultural engineering or a related field with at least one degree in an engineering discipline
Interest and ability to develop a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program related to precision livestock environment, controlled building environment, air quality, animal welfare, climate change, bioenergy, or biochar
Interest and ability to develop a high-quality teaching program
Interest in and ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students
Ability to communicate effectively including excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and collegially with multidisciplinary and diverse teams
A PE license or ability to obtain a PE license in the near future

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated teaching experience, especially at a university level
Demonstrated expertise in agricultural structural design and bioenvironmental system design for livestock and commodities
Demonstrated expertise in Northern Plains agriculture
Demonstrated record of scholarship, including experience in conducting research and publishing research findings

Experience in preparing successful competitive research proposals
Demonstrated leadership experience, including managing teams or supervising others

Demonstrated ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for all students, faculty, and staff
Industry or non-academic experience

Applicant Materials Required:

The application should include the following:

Letter of application showing how all minimum qualifications are met, and highlighting preferred qualifications that are met
Statement of research experience, interests, and goals (1-2 pages)
Description of teaching philosophy and experience including peer and student evaluations if available (3 pages maximum)
Detailed curriculum vitae
Transcripts of coursework for all university degrees
Names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references

For further inquiries about this position, please e-mail Dr. Xinhua Jia, Search Committee Chair, at xinhua.jia@ndsu.edu. Include a phrase such as “Inquiry into NDSU Bioenvironmental and Structures Engineering Faculty Position” in the subject line.

Screening will begin 12/21/21

Salary & Benefits:

The position offers a competitive salary which is commensurate with experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes a retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance. More information on the benefits package can be found at: https://www.ndsu.edu/hr/benefits/.

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in agricultural engineering or a related field with at least one degree in an engineering discipline
Interest and ability to develop a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program related to precision livestock environment, controlled building environment, air quality, animal welfare, climate change, bioenergy, or biochar
Interest and ability to develop a high-quality teaching program
Interest in and ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students
Ability to communicate effectively including excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and collegially with multidisciplinary and diverse teams
A PE license or ability to obtain a PE license in the near future

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated teaching experience, especially at a university level
Demonstrated expertise in agricultural structural design and bioenvironmental system design for livestock and commodities
Demonstrated expertise in Northern Plains agriculture
Demonstrated record of scholarship, including experience in conducting research and publishing research findings

Experience in preparing successful competitive research proposals
Demonstrated leadership experience, including managing teams or supervising others

Demonstrated ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for all students, faculty, and staff
Industry or non-academic experience

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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