Assistant Professor - Instrumentation and Controls

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Assistant Professor - Instrumentation and Controls

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Feb 20, 2019

The Department of Agricultural Sciences (AS), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Instrumentation and Controls as part of the Agricultural Mechanization & Business Program. The Agricultural Mechanization & Business Program at Clemson University is a growing program with a broad array of faculty and students. The Program currently has six tenure-track faculty, one lecturer, and approximately 150 undergraduate students.

This position will be expected to both teach undergraduate/graduate level courses and develop a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program focusing on improving the sustainability and profitability of agricultural operations using newly developed technologies. Research program emphasis areas may include one or more of the following: sensor development and deployment, machine learning, machine vision, data analytics, and mechatronics. Individual must have the capability to apply systems engineering principles, including advanced monitoring and control strategies to optimize the systems efficiency and costs.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Clemson University Research and Education Centers, Forestry and Natural Resources Department and other appropriate on- and off-campus programs. The successful candidate will teach electrical systems design, controls, and power machinery related courses in Agricultural Mechanization & Business curriculum. Other responsibilities include student advising as well as serving on department/college/university academic committees and professional committees.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead a nationally recognized research program, obtain funding via external grants and contracts, and develop intellectual properties with strong publication record including peer reviewed journals.

Clemson University is an R1 Land Grant university located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The 1,400-acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. Clemson University is recognized as a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.

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Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering or Electrical Engineering with specialization in electrical system design, mechanical and digital control systems, mechatronics, machine learning and data analytics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in agricultural production or machinery, evidence of research productivity, effective classroom instruction, excellent speaking and writing skills, and potential to secure external funding to support an active research program.

Application Instructions:

Application Procedure: The position is a 9-month appointment and located on main campus. The desired starting date is August 1, 2019.

Please submit: (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) contact information for three references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy and a one-page research plan; (4) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (5) a curriculum vitae.

Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process. This position will remain open until filled. To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted via or by March 18, 2019. We anticipate Skype interviews beginning the week of March 25, 2019, and the on-campus interviews beginning April 8, 2019.

If you need any other information, please Contact: Dr. Bulent Koc, Chair AGM Faculty Search Committee [email protected] (864) 656-0496




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Posted: 2/22/2019
Application Due: 11/5/2020
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