Assistant Professor of Aquaculture Technology and Management

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, KY, US

Job Details

TITLE: Assistant Professor of Aquaculture Technology and Management

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences

REPORTS TO: Chair of School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Science

EFFECTIVE DATE: Position will Remain Open until Filled

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:   Full-time Faculty 12 Months Tenure Track                                                  

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt 

                             

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.                         

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  The School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position titled Assistant Professor of Aquaculture Technology and Management. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with 75% research and 25% teaching responsibilities. The primary mission of the School of Aquaculture is to integrate research, teaching, and extension functions to enhance aquaculture development in Kentucky, the U.S., and the World. This position will support stakeholders who include small-scale and minority farmers and urban farmers in Kentucky. The candidate will report to the Chair of the School of Aquaculture.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Assistant Professor of Aquaculture Technology and Management is a tenure track position at Kentucky State University in the College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences within the School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. This Ph.D. level position will lead research projects in the field of aquaculture technology. The successful candidate will assist in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will support stakeholders who include small-scale and minority farmers and urban farmers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Develop a nationally recognized research program focusing on aquaculture technology and management that will support stakeholders who include small-scale and minority farmers and urban farmers in Kentucky.
  2. Develop and teach courses in aquaculture production methods, principles of aquaculture, and other areas as deemed appropriate by the School 
  3. Work closely with other KSU Aquaculture researchers and extension personnel to explore applications of technology relevant to aquaculture production and management  
  4. Advise undergraduate students in the aquaculture option
  5. Mentor graduate students to develop and conduct research projects resulting in professional presentations, written theses, and manuscripts  
  6. Review up-to-date scientific literature extracting information relevant to ongoing, proposed, or possible research projects  
  7. Develop grant proposals and compete for grant funding to support an active research, extension, and teaching program
  8. Develop and maintain project budgets and submit written progress reports  
  9. Analyze experimental data, prepare graphics and text for presentation and publication  
  10. Disseminate results through publication of refereed journal articles and professional presentations   
  11. Engage and work closely with key personnel in industry 
  12. Collaborate with colleagues at 1890 institutions, other land grant and non-land grant institutions, USDA and state agencies, and other professionals to enhance the quality of research.
  13. Other duties as required

OTHER DUTIES:  The position will conduct other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Aquaculture or Engineering or related area from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. The applicant should have documented experience in research, and/or outreach related to aquaculture. Teaching experience is recommended.  Documented evidence of individual and collaborative research and an ability to develop grants is needed. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with diverse audiences are required. 
 

Licensing and Certifications   

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: 

  • Experience with existing aquaculture production systems and associated technology
  • Ability to adapt novel technologies to aquaculture production systems 
  • Knowledge of scientific literature search processes and procedures 
  • Knowledge of research techniques, methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of data interpretation and analytical methods and techniques 
  • Knowledge of industry and government standards regarding laboratory techniques and safe handling of hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of data presentation and organization methods and techniques 
  • Ability to interpret and analyze experimental data accurately 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Ability to maintain concise and accurate records 
  • Ability to understand highly technical data 
  • Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment 
  • Ability to properly design and perform experiments 
  • Ability to work within the guidelines of specific projects to gather and interpret experimental data
  • Ability to collaborate across disciplines with colleagues

OPTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning, robotics, or use of sensors and control systems to enhance aquaculture management 
  • Ability to employ remote monitoring equipment and emergency alert systems
  • Ability to develop and implement computer code for the advancement of aquaculture 
  • Understanding of aquaculture engineering concepts
  • History of successful grant writing
  • Ability to speak Spanish 

WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Occasionally requires heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects over 50 pounds
  • Work environment involves some exposure to inclement weather, hot or cold conditions, hazards or physical risks, which require some basic safety precautions

 

 

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform. The College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences strives for inclusive excellence and is interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to this effort through their research, teaching, and/or Extension programs.

 

   

 

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Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

Geographic Region
Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

Institutional Admission Standards
Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

Degree Levels
Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

Enhancement of Instruction
The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

Service and Research Functions
Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

Collaborative Ventures
The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

Efficiency and Effectiveness
Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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Location
400 E Main St
Frankfort
Kentucky
40601
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