Utah State University is searching for an Assistant/Associate Professor to develop and teach courses related to agricultural systems technology. The program is looking to focus on Agricultural Systems Technologies (e.g., Agricultural Processing & Automation, Geospatial Technology for Agriculture, Environmental & Resource Management, Agricultural Machinery & Technology, Agribusiness, and Agricultural Operations). This is a tenure-track teaching position with a 9-month appointment. The successful applicant will reside in the Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education (ASTE). The position will be filled no later than August 1, 2023, as classes will begin on August 28, 2023. This position will be approximately 65% teaching, 30% research, and 5% service.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and be expected to mentor all levels of students. Teaching duties will be in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate must demonstrate effective teaching strategies. This position may provide leadership and direction for developing agricultural systems courses. Courses may include, but are not limited to, sensors and controllers, electrification and electronics, automated processing and materials handling, agricultural construction estimating and scheduling, data management for agriculture, or machinery management. The specific courses will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate to be hired.
The successful candidate’s potential research should focus on areas relevant to agricultural systems such as the application of sensors, information technology, robotics, precision management systems, or remote sensing systems to enhance agricultural productivity and ensure a safe and reliable food system. Expectations include:
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