Assistant Professor in Precision Agriculture and Agricultural Systems Management
University of Idaho
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Agriculture - Power / Machinery
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Internal Number: F000934P
This is a 12-month tenure-track position with 40% teaching, 55% research, and 5% service responsibilities. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level courses, some with laboratory sections. Courses include an introductory freshman course, shared courses on drone use and applications, agricultural machinery and implements, and an upper-level precision agriculture course. In addition to teaching, the appointee will develop a regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized research program related to developing and improving adoption of on-farm technology and promoting long-term sustainable farming practices. Research should include remote (e.g., drone, satellite) or proximal (e.g., tractor/implement mounted) sensing of agronomic systems, as well as the synthesis and visualization of this data using analytical approaches. Focus areas may include the development of online geospatial decision support tools for increasing adaptation and resilience within the agricultural industry, improving soil health and water quality through precision management, application of technology to improve nutrient and water management. QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. at the time of hire in agricultural/biological engineering, soil science, agronomy, natural resource/environmental science, precision agriculture, or a closely related field. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in agricultural systems management, including laboratory sections involving hands-on practice. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong understanding of current farming practices, equipment, technologies, and tillage/crop/nutrient management strategies employed in both the irrigated and dryland production agriculture industry. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams that include researchers and extension personnel. Record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level. Record of research activities in the area of agricultural systems management/precision agriculture commensurate with career level. Demonstrated experience in student mentoring and teaching commensurate with career level. Demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed documents commensurate with career level. TO APPLY: online at https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/32600Screening of applicants begins September 11, 2021.
University of Idaho is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,392, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 810 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.