Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Professor & Extension SpecialistSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experiencePosition Number00001785Work ScheduleMon - Fri, 8 AM - 5PM, some evenings and weekends requiredFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department118101 - Biological And Agricultural EnDepartmentBiological And Agricultural EnJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Engineering at NC State University. The department actively contributes to the academic, research and extension missions of the University.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor in water resiliency engineering. Considering climate variability, expected sea level rise and the increasing probability of major drought and flooding events for the state, 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.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

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.

Departmental Required Skills

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the potential to build a strong, integrated research and extension program.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Current registration and/or qualification for licensure as a professional engineer is desired.

Required License or Certification

Valid NC Drivers License

Special Instructions

Please provide: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) extension statement incorporating a vision for how you plan to engage with constituents throughout the state of North Carolina; (4) contact information for three references. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dr. Mike Burchell, Search Chair, [email protected] (919-513-7348). Review of applications will begin June 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Open Date04/17/2019Anticipated Closing DateOpen Until FilledIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will have by date of hire) a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or an equivalent engineering discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Other Document (1)
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    Posted: 8/16/2019
    Application Due: 8/27/2019
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