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Assistant Professor

Company: University of Arkansas --- Fayetteville
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Position Information Posting Number F564P Quick Link for Posting Working Title Assistant Professor Department Biological & Agricultural Engineering About the University Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries. The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. About the College/Department Department Home Page ************************************ Job Type Faculty Faculty Status Tenure Track Appointment Percent 100 Benefits Eligible Yes Salary Commensurate with experience and education Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Bell Engineering Center Summary of Job Duties This tenure track academic year (9-month) Assistant Professor is expected to enhance convergence research to develop innovative food manufacturing technologies utilizing big data and industry 4.0 to: increase productivity and availability; improve nutritional quality; and reduce the cost of safely producing, processing, and packaging food and food products. The Assistant Professor will have at their disposal a unique, interdisciplinary environment formed by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (tenure home of the position), the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, and the Department of Food Science to address opportunities in the topical area of resilient food production. The Assistant Professor will be expected to develop a nationally recognized program that will enrich our core working group of faculty in the area of Food Engineering. Within the overarching theme of improving the environmental and economic sustainability of food, feed, fiber, and fuel production. Potential areas of research specifically include: engineering analysis and assessment of sustainability metrics for food production, processing and distribution systems, sensing, big data analytics, and life cycle assessment. These thrust areas have been identified as key components for manufacturing food to meet personal nutrition and health needs, minimize postharvest loss and food waste, enhance current and novel methods of bio-energy production from food waste, and curtail environmental impact. Contributing food engineering expertise will also enhance a multidisciplinary approach to understand consumer needs and optimize related systems within the food manufacturing ecosystem.The Assistant Professor will demonstrate the ability to forge successful collaborations with chemical engineers and food scientists who are part of the core working group and provide evidence of a commitment to the university environment which includes teaching, service, and mentorship. The Assistant Professor will aggressively pursue extramural funding for their program. In particular, teaching responsibilities in the general areas of food engineering, resilient food systems, design of sustainable biosystems, biological, and/or biochemical engineering are anticipated. Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration. - Ph.D. in Agricultural, Biological, Chemical, Biochemical, Food or closely related engineering discipline conferred by the start of employment - Ability to become a registered Professional Engineer (P.E) - Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills - Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting and mentoring graduate students is essential - Demonstrated ability to secure, manage, and deliver extramurally funded projects Preferred Qualifications - Experience in sustainable food systems engineering and resilient food production is highly preferred Physical activities associated with this position The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply. Occasionally: - Feeling - Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding - Lifting - Repetitive motion - Sharps - Sitting - Standing - Walking Frequently: - Driving - Talking Constantly: - Hearing Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. Types of Background Checks Required National criminal background and registered sex offender check Pre-employment Screening Requirements The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Posting Detail Information Future Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Start Date 08/17/2020 Anticipated End Date Recruitment Contact Information Dr. Lalit R. Verma, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering 203 John A White, Jr. Engineering Hall, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701 E-mail: *************** All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at *************. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. Special Instructions Summary To be considered, applicants will need to submit a cover letter/letter of application including a statement of research plans, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and goals, unofficial/official transcript(s), and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address and contact number). Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019. For full consideration, please submit your application on or before December 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701. EEO Statement The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Internal Posting No Work Location Fayetteville, AR Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents - Cover Letter/Letter of Application - Curriculum Vitae - Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) - Statement of Research Philosophy - List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number) Optional Documents - Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont. - Proof of Veterans Status The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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