Lecturer - Biosystems Engineering

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Lecturer - Biosystems Engineering

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Oct 28, 2021

The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin in Fall 2022. The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching courses in the Biosystems Engineering Program. Potential courses include Capstone Design, Biosystems Thermodynamics, Renewable Energy Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering Design, Honors Research and laboratory sections for a variety of undergraduate courses. The position will be appointed with a one-year contract, renewable annually, and with potential promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years of excellent performance. Duties include teaching the equivalent of three courses per semester, advising students, assisting with collection of assessment data for ABET accreditation, recruitment and actively contributing to the core undergraduate teaching mission of the Biosystems Engineering Program. The position will provide an opportunity to experience teaching at the undergraduate level and develop teaching skills with significant mentoring. Opportunities to pursue research interests will be encouraged once a strong record of teaching is established.

The Biosystems Engineering Program is one of several within the Department, which currently has 23 tenure-track/tenured faculty and 4 full time and part time lecturers actively involved in research, teaching, and service endeavors. The Biosystems Engineering Program is housed in Brackett Hall, with research facilities in the Clemson Research Park. Clemson University is a public, land-grant institution currently ranked among the top 30 national public universities by U.S. News and World Report and as a Tier 1 Research Institution with highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC in upstate South Carolina. The location is at the foothills of the mountains with access to three lakes and only 30 minutes from Greenville, SC.


The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in Biosystems Engineering or a related field. Professional licensure or the ability to obtain a PE is desirable. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated aptitude to teach undergraduate Biosystems Engineering courses. The candidate must have the communication skills to motivate students and create a dynamic, interactive learning environment. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities will be particularly welcomed.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a document containing the contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references, and a teaching interest statement (maximum two pages).

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/97858). Applications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, with the review process continuing until the position is filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. David L. Freedman, Department Chair ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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