The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University invite outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in water resiliency engineering (80% extension, 20% research). Considering climate variability, expected sea level rise and the increasing probability of major drought and flooding events for the state and region, the importance of the optimum use and management of water resources will only escalate moving forward, especially with the high-value commodity crops that make up the North Carolina agriculture industry.
The most critical extension program and applied research areas to be addressed by this position will be agricultural irrigation, agricultural drainage water management, and rural water supply issues at the local and watershed scale. Impacts of this program will include optimizing crop yields while protecting environmental quality, protecting rural drinking water, and preparation, response, and recovery from floods and drought. Applied research will be used to direct immediately applicable extension programs for targeted groups including producers, rural residents, and other stakeholders within agricultural watersheds.
The position will interface very closely with active and innovative irrigation and drainage engineering research programs in the department. The successful applicant should also interface with research and extension faculty in the Departments of Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Horticultural Science, Civil Engineering, and the Water Resources Research Institute.
Diversity and inclusiveness are academic imperatives and university goals. Candidates should have a commitment to fostering an environment that is welcoming of all groups.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or an equivalent engineering discipline, and a commitment to excellence in extension and engagement with constituencies outside the university. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the potential to build a strong, integrated research and extension program. Current registration and/or qualification for licensure as a professional engineer is desired.
To apply for this position, go to NC State Jobs and provide: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) extension and applied research statement incorporating a vision for how you plan to engage with constituents throughout the state of North Carolina; and (4) contact information for three references. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dr. Mike Burchell, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin approximately July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
NCSU is an AA/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. In its commitment to diversity and equity, NC State University seeks applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. ADA Accommodations: please call 919-515-3148.
About North Carolina State University
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering provides leadership for the development and dissemination of engineering knowledge to promote efficient utilization of biological and agricultural systems with sustainable management and preservation of natural resources. The program offers two four-year undergraduate programs, a graduate program, and a certificate program. The Biological Engineering program is jointly administered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Engineering (COE) at NC State University. The Department currently has 28 faculty, 16 professional staff, and 17 administrative/technical staff. Current research and extension areas include bioprocess engineering, controlled environments for agriculture, data analytics and integrated modeling, ecological engineering, environmental engineering, precision agriculture and machine systems engineering, and sustainable waste management.
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