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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bio-Logistics

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Job Details

Posting Number:

F0507P

Working Title:

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bio-Logistics

Department:

ENGR-Env Civil Agr & Mech

About 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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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/).

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization:

Minorities & Females

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2020

Job Posting Date:

09/27/2019

Open until filled:

Yes

Special 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. Bill Tollner, at [email protected]

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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.

Classification Title:

Open Rank

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum 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.

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

Yes

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit 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:

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.

Percentage Of Time:

100

Organization

The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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