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Assistant Professor (Precision Ag) with Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, IL

Type of position This position is an Assistant Professor, Precision Agriculture within the School of Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. This is a 9-month tenure track position with opportunities for summer research support. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is available August 16, 2023.
Employer Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Location Carbondale, IL
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date of competition November 15, 2022 or until filled
Date position available As soon as possible
Description of duties

The successful candidate will develop and teach precision agriculture and related course(s) to address the technical needs of graduates working in the precision agricultural industry and the interdisciplinary applications within agriculture. The successful candidate will develop a research program leading toward extramural funding and refereed publications.  The faculty member will also mentor graduate students and advise undergraduates on special projects and participate in outreach activities.

Qualifications sought
  1. Earned doctorate by the time of appointment with a primary emphasis in precision agriculture in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management, or closely related technical discipline
  2. Demonstrated effectiveness in oral and written communication
  1. Demonstrated expertise in precision agriculture technologies, such as: GPS, GIS, VRT, UAVs, remote sensing, electronic measurement, analysis and decision making related to agricultural management
  2. Experience in college level teaching and/or ability to teach precision agriculture and related courses
  3. Professional work experience
  4. Strong skills in computing and data analysis related to precision agriculture
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of crop production systems in Midwestern U.S.
  6. Experience in grant writing and refereed publications.
Application procedure  
Submit what A complete application consists of:
1) a letter of application detailing interest and qualifications;
2) statement of teaching philosophy (uploaded as document type “other”);
3) statement of research interests related to this position (uploaded as document type “other”);
4) transcripts (official must be submitted prior to hire);
5) curriculum vitae;
6) at least three professional references with complete contact information.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Transcripts

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Additional Information SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.