The Department of Biosystems Engineering (www.eng.auburn.edu/bsen), College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Lecturer in Machine Systems Engineering. This is a non-tenure track 9-month faculty appointment with typical teaching load of three 3-credit hour courses per academic semester. There is the possibility of additional compensation during the summer semester in activities related to teaching, research, or outreach. The projected start date is August 1, 2024.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses that focus on agricultural machinery systems and technologies such as agricultural power and machinery, mechanical power, precision agriculture, hydraulic controls, technology design, and systems analysis for agricultural operations. In addition, the successful candidate will (a) provide career counseling for students in the two majors in the department - biosystems engineering major and biological and technology management major; (b) provide leadership to the profession through state and national professional society participation; and (c) actively participate on departmental, college, and university committee service.
Minimum qualifications is a master’s degree from an accredited institution in biosystems, biological, agricultural, or closely related engineering disciplines by the expected position start date. Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative work in Machine Systems Engineering is required. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively with colleagues across disciplines and to develop high-impact experiences for students. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences. 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 PhD and/or experience in machine systems engineering; and professional engineering registration or the ability to pursue licensure as a Professional Engineer.
Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/40848 and attach the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) transcripts from all universities attended, 4) narrative of teaching interests and philosophy, and 5) three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to or by end of business on November 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is removed from the website. Questions concerning the advertised position should be directed to: Dr. Oladiran Fasina, Department Head (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Mark Dougherty Search Committee Chair (email@example.com ).
The University: Auburn University is a Carnegie R1 research institution and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 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. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama along the rapidly develop I-85 corridor, approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in American” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For details, visit the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
The Department: The Department of Biosystems Engineering consists of 19 full?time faculty who solve problems in biological systems through innovative engineering research, teaching and extension activities. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biosystems Engineering and a B.S. degree in Biological and Agricultural Technology Management with 227 undergraduate students and 45 graduate students. More information about the department and Auburn University can be found at www.eng.auburn.edu/bsen and at www.auburn.edu respectively.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer
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.
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