This non-tenure track academic year (9-month) position will support the undergraduate Biological Engineering program in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate will teach selected undergraduate courses, provide support in teaching other undergraduate courses, serve as a liaison with the Freshman Engineering Program, advise undergraduates and assist with processes for ABET accreditation of the undergraduate program. The successful candidate’s teaching, research, extension and/or industry experience should complement and enhance the existing biological engineering curriculum and department strengths in sustainable water, energy and food systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach 3 to 5 undergraduate and/or graduate Biological Engineering courses per academic year Advise undergraduate students Assist with assigned biological engineering design courses Assist with class field-trips and maintenance of teaching labs Facilitate undergraduate involvement in faculty research programs and/or internships Serve as a liaison with the Freshman Engineering Program and the College of Engineering to support departmental recruiting efforts
DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS: Ability to work in inter? and trans?disciplinary teams Experience with computer software and modeling relevant to Biological Engineering academic programs Demonstrated record of effective interpersonal and communication skills Commitment to enhance the existing teaching program Willingness to recruit at high schools and/or within the Freshman Engineering Program
Required – MS degree with at least one degree in engineering, or equivalent.
Preferred – PhD in disciplines such as biological, bio?systems, ecological or environmental engineering or closely related field is preferred, with at least one degree in engineering; and experience in teaching, research, extension and/or industry in the sustainable management of water, energy and food systems.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should apply online at the UA Human Resources web site http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21419. All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. A letter of application including a statement of accomplishments and qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the name, complete address, and telephone number of at least three references are required.
Recruitment Contact: Dr. Lalit R. Verma, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering 203 John A White, Jr. Engineering Hall, University of Arkansas
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications
About University of Arkansas Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The University of Arkansas, the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System, resides on a former hilltop farm overlooking the Ozark Mountains to the south. At the University’s founding in 1871, the site was described as “second to none in the state of Arkansas.”Located in Fayetteville, the University is both the major land-grant university for Arkansas and the state university. The Univer...sity was created under the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862, whereby federal land sales provided funds for new colleges devoted to agriculture and the mechanic arts, scientific and classical studies and military tactics, all designed for the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes. The University’s founding satisfied the provision in the Arkansas Constitution of 1868 that the General Assembly establish and maintain a state university.Citizens in Fayetteville and surrounding Washington County raised $130,000 to secure the University’s location in a statewide competition sparked by the General Assembly’s Organic Act of 1871, providing for the “location, organization and maintenance of the Arkansas Industrial University with a normal department [i.e., teacher education] therein.”Today, the University of Arkansas encompasses more than 130 buildings on 345 acres and provides nearly 200 academic programs, more than some universities twice its size. At the same time, it maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio (currently 17:1) that makes personal attention possible. The University promotes undergraduate research in virtually every discipline and makes higher education affordable with competitively priced tuition and generous financial aid.Fayetteville is home to more than 68,000 residents and growing every day. The city occupies the southern tip of a metroplex that runs northward 25 miles along Interstate 540 through Washington and Benton counties in northwest Arkansas.