Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bio-Logistics

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Posting NumberF0507PWorking TitleAssistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bio-LogisticsDepartmentEngineering Enviro, Civil, Agri, and MechAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

About the College of Engineering: The College of Engineering, formed on July 1, 2012, is building a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research that addresses critical societal needs. The College offers eight accredited undergraduate and seven graduate engineering degree programs spanning all engineering fields. The college has grown rapidly to more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and over 80 faculty members. More information can be found at (http://www.engineering.uga.edu/)
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About the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering: The School of ECAM strives for excellence and global leadership in engineering education, research, and service and fosters a culture of collaboration among experts across a variety of engineering disciplines and other fields beyond engineering recognizing that technology is embedded in a broader social and environmental context. More information about the school can be found at (http://www.engineering.uga.edu/schools/ecam/).

College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinorities & FemalesAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/27/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include all the following

  • a cover letter of not more than one page;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed journal articles, evidence of teaching experience and quality and, if applicable, a list of submitted and funded projects for which the applicant was either the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator;
  • a vision statement of not more than two pages, including separate sections on research philosophy and vision (one page) and on teaching philosophy and vision (one page), describing how the applicant would strategically fit into IRIS and the College of Engineering; and
  • a list of only three references (references will not be contacted without prior approval of candidates).

Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire IRIS and College of Engineering faculty. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Brian Bledsoe, at [email protected]

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Classification TitleOpen RankPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeTenure StatusTenure Track or TenuredMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites candidates for a full-time (academic year) tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant professor rank in the area of bio-logistics. Special consideration may be given to exceptional candidates at the rank of associate or full professor. Selection of rank will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The supply of feeds, foods, and fibers to the consumer is becoming recognized as an essential dimension of Agricultural Engineering. Operations research and logistical engineering are skills needed to handle and transport biological materials to consumers in a timely manner. The University of Georgia has developed a Bio-Logistics track within the Agricultural Engineering degree program that capitalizes on skills of industrial engineering and agricultural engineering. Bio-Logistics provides a forward-looking emphasis area that provides a pathway for research and teaching the movement of food, feed, and fiber from the farm gate to the consumer. Operations research, motion and time studies, and quality management are a significant focus, with emphasis on the handling of biological materials through a logistics chain. Successful candidates will join a growing and interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering (ECAM). The candidate will be expected to 1) contribute to the Agricultural Engineering program’s emphasis on Bio-Logistics, 2) develop courses and pedagogical approaches to educate UGA engineers, and 3) partner with faculty in other disciplines and with industries and government to build a vibrant research program that leads to collaborations across and integration of multiple fields of study.

Additional Requirements

A Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Engineering or a related discipline is required and must be completed by the start date. For information regarding the requirements of each faculty rank, please visit the College of Engineering’s Promotion and Tenure Guidelines (https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Engineering2015.pdf/). To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidates with Professional Engineering (PE) license or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration are preferred. Individuals currently employed in industry are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their alignment with the focus areas given above, their academic credentials, their record of excellence in research, teaching, and scholarly activities, potential for success in developing funded research programs, professional service, communication skills, and their potential to make exceptional contributions in research, teaching, and the engineering profession.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate degree level.

Physical DemandsDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Successful candidates will join a growing and interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering (ECAM). The candidate will be expected to 1) contribute to the Agricultural Engineering program’s emphasis on Bio-Logistics, 2) develop courses and pedagogical approaches to educate UGA engineers, and 3) partner with faculty in other disciplines and with industries and government to build a vibrant research program that leads to collaborations across and integration of multiple fields of study. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate degree level.

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