Asst/Assoc Professor - Irrigation and Water Resources EngineerDepartment:
Biological Systems Engineering-0833Requisition Number:
F_220032Posting Open Date:
02/28/2022Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
04/04/2022Open Until Filled:
YesDescription of Work:
This 9-month (academic year), tenure-track appointment will grow the integration of irrigation engineering and management across the state. The apportionment is 60% research and 40% teaching. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The selected candidate will play a key role in research and teaching programs in South-Central and statewide across Nebraska. The research will focus on irrigation and water resources engineering in the context of sustainability, including sustainability of water quantity for irrigation, and impact of irrigation on water quality sustainability (such as nitrates). Potential topics include irrigation systems, new technology for irrigation (including the Irrigation Innovation Consortium), and joint management of irrigation and nutrients. The incumbent will be expected to teach or co-teach undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering, Advanced Irrigation Engineering, and/or Irrigation Laboratory and Field Course. The incumbent would assist with recruiting and advising undergraduate and graduate students in irrigation. Intellectual contributions to teaching programs would be expected, such as development of course materials, converting courses into a digital format for an online MS program. A strong connection with the irrigation industry will be important for meeting stakeholder needs. The incumbent will be expected to be engaged with irrigation extension and research with other faculty. Besides faculty in BSE, likely partners include the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, the School of Natural Resources, and the Department of Agricultural Economics.Minimum Required Qualifications:
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- PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, or closely related field.
- Demonstrated capability to deliver classroom teaching.
- Demonstrated capability to execute research in irrigation engineering and management.
- Capability for teaching/instruction of irrigation engineering and water resources engineering and management courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
How to Apply:
- Experience securing financial support for research and/or teaching programs, including grants and contracts as well as cost recovery efforts commensurate with career level.
- Research experience in the design or management of irrigation systems and/or water delivery systems.
- Record of peer-reviewed research and teaching publications commensurate with career level.
- Experience supervising professionals (e.g., support staff) and students.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate in interdisciplinary research/teaching programs.
- Experience developing senior and graduate level course curriculum
Click “Apply to this job" and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
- A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions.
- Your curriculum vitae.
- Contact information for three professional references.
- Statements that describe your philosophy and approach to teaching and research.
- A statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum – see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement).
Please note: combine the statements (items 4 and 5) into one document and attach as “Other Document.”For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:
Rachel SzelagJob Category (old):
Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type:
9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?: