The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is highly ranked, with 19 tenure-track faculty members, approximately 370 undergraduate students in two majors, and 78 graduate students. ABE is one of seven departments in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), and all ABE undergraduates obtain their degrees through The Grainger College of Engineering. The ABE Department has an annual budget of approximately $3.5M from recurring sources and another $2.2M in grants, contracts, and gifts. The University has nearly 50,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty members. Located about 120 miles south of Chicago, the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign are vibrant and diverse, with a population of more than 110,000. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
The ABE Department invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position with approximately 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a record of excellence in the field of Off-Road Equipment Engineering (OREE) in the context of agriculture, food, energy, and the environment.
Responsibilities Teaching responsibilities include delivery of “classical” OREE courses comprising engine and tractor power, engineering off-road equipment, and machinery management. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to develop new course materials related to current topics in OREE that may be employed online. Research responsibilities comprise the creation of an externally funded research program in which innovative solutions addressing urgent challenges in food/fiber and biofuel production are developed. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with The Grainger College of Engineering faculty through the Center for Digital Agriculture, on topics including, but not limited to, intelligent machines and implements, machine systems, agricultural automation (including robotics), machine vision applications, electro-hydraulics, and mobile app development. The candidate is also expected to work closely with faculty in the college of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences on topics including, but not limited to, high-throughput phenotyping, crop modeling, organic farming, remote sensing and drones, and data analytics. The candidate is also expected to collaborate with industry, in particular with those located at the University of Illinois Research Park.
The closing date for applications is September 1, 2019 or until filled.
Application submission: Candidates must provide a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statements of teaching, extension, and research experience, up to three relevant publications, and at least three professional references. Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.illinois.edu (Job# 115950). For further information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Tony Grift via email (email@example.com).
The position requires a doctorate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field. The candidate is expected to demonstrate excellent speaking and writing skills, the ability and desire to work in interdisciplinary, interdepartmental teaching and research teams, the potential to attract competitive external funding, and the ability to publish high quality scholarly articles. The candidate is also expected to provide leadership outside of the university through extension relationships as well as through the American Society for Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE) organization.
Additional Salary Information: Information on benefits may be found at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/
Internal Number: 115950
About Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
About us: The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus is highly ranked, with nineteen tenure-track faculty members, approximately 370 undergraduate students in two majors, and 78 graduate students. ABE is one of 7 departments in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), and all ABE undergraduates obtain their degrees through the College of Engineering. The ABE Department has an annual budget of approximately $3.5M from recurring sources and another $2.2M in grants, contracts, and gifts. The University has over 40,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty members. Located about 120 miles south of Chicago, the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign are vibrant and diverse, with a population of more than 110,000.
Urbana-Champaign is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago in a vibrant and diverse community of 110,000, and is easy driving distance from St. Louis and Indianapolis. Our community offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life.
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