Teaching Assistant Professor - Biological and Agricultural Engineering - 12 MONTH

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fayetteville, ARKANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

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Type of Position:
Faculty - Non-Tenure


Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

Yes

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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.
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.
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.
Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.
If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the OEOC website : Request an Accommodation. Appli­cants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.
For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.575.5351.



Department:

BENG | Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Department's Website:

https://bio-ag-engineering.uark.edu/

Summary of Job Duties:

This non-tenure track 12-month Teaching Assistant Professor position will primarily support the undergraduate Biological Engineering program in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. This position will teach selected undergraduate and graduate Biological Engineering courses, provide support in recruiting, and 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 academic programs, curriculum and department strengths in sustainable water, energy and food systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach 6 to 7 undergraduate and/or graduate Biological Engineering courses per year
Advise undergraduate students
Assist with assigned biological engineering design courses
Develop new Biological Engineering courses and student learning experiences
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:
Background in Hydrology
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 students for Biological Engineering and/or within the Freshman Engineering

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in discipline such as biological, bio-systems, agricultural, ecological, or environmental engineering or closely related field conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree from ABET or equivalent engineering program

  • Experience in teaching, research, service, extension and/or industry in the sustainable management of water, energy and food systems


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


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: lverma@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Additional Information:

Special Instructions:


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry



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.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.



Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter "Find Jobs" in the Workday search bar to view open positions.
All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page.


If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through “My Draft Applications” located on your Candidate Home page.
 

Type of Position:
Faculty - Non-Tenure


Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

Yes

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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.
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.
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.
Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.
If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the OEOC website : Request an Accommodation. Appli­cants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.
For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.575.5351.



Department:

BENG | Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Department's Website:

https://bio-ag-engineering.uark.edu/

Summary of Job Duties:

This non-tenure track 12-month Teaching Assistant Professor position will primarily support the undergraduate Biological Engineering program in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. This position will teach selected undergraduate and graduate Biological Engineering courses, provide support in recruiting, and 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 academic programs, curriculum and department strengths in sustainable water, energy and food systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach 6 to 7 undergraduate and/or graduate Biological Engineering courses per year
Advise undergraduate students
Assist with assigned biological engineering design courses
Develop new Biological Engineering courses and student learning experiences
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:
Background in Hydrology
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 students for Biological Engineering and/or within the Freshman Engineering

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in discipline such as biological, bio-systems, agricultural, ecological, or environmental engineering or closely related field conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree from ABET or equivalent engineering program

  • Experience in teaching, research, service, extension and/or industry in the sustainable management of water, energy and food systems


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


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: lverma@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Additional Information:

Special Instructions:


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry



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.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.



Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving

Benefits Eligible:

Yes
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