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POSITION: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                             RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching, research, and developing a strong, externally funded program resulting in internationally-recognized, high impact scholarship. The candidate will develop an innovative teaching program for undergraduates and graduates in Agricultural Systems Management &/or Agricultural Engineering which might include topics of crop production equipment, off-road equipment components and systems, facilities planning and management, and capstone experiences which include project planning, management, and design. Possible areas of research specialization include: sensors, automation, and robotic controls for improving production and sustainability of row-crop, biomass, and/or horticultural crops; integration of remote sensing and spatial data with other farm information and management tools; field machinery and implement automation and control; precision agriculture technologies; material application technologies; development of protocols to help ensure optimal operational efficiency during production, transport, storage, and processing; and the application of information technology for machine and facilities optimization.  The successful candidate will engage with industry, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to find, develop and promote innovative and effective technologies as appropriate.  This is an academic year, tenure track, teaching and research position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Agricultural Systems Management, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, or a related discipline.   Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must; teaching and research experience and experience in production agriculture or industry are highly desirable. Eligibility to be licensed as a professional engineer preferred.

THE COLLEGES: The Department is part of the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering at Purdue University that are deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and Extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College of Agriculture has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College of Engineering has 13 academic units and includes 365 faculty, 7850 undergraduate students, and 3,000 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who partner with a statewide system of 270 professionals in all 92 counties delivering high-impact research-based programs to stakeholders in Indiana and around the world.The Colleges’ strategic plans can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx and https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/StrategicPlan/2009-2014.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of interest, resume, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching and research philosophies, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.  Applications should be submitted electronically to abejob@ecn.purdue.edu. A background check is required for employment in this position.

CONTACT: Address inquiries to:  Dr. Dennis Buckmaster, Search Committee Chair; Email: abejob@ecn.purdue.edu or phone (765) 494-1162.

For additional information see http://www.purdue.edu/ABE

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.