Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Faculty Appointment
Nature of Position: This position is an 11-month,tenure-track appointment in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), with Research (60%) and
Extension (40%) responsibilities in rural and urban hydrology and water
management and is expected to begin on or before June 30th, 2023.
The faculty member will be expected to develop and sustain a nationally recognized, externally funded, and responsive
Extension and applied research program working at the interface of rural and
urban water systems, designing control measures for sustainable water
management, including transport, treatment, and use. Areas of research may include runoff, surface and groundwater
flow, climate adaptation (e.g. flood mitigation, drought management) that
supports agriculture and food operations as well as urban agriculture ventures
and urban development initiatives. Other areas of research emphasis can include
ecological restoration and protection (e.g. wildlife habitats).
This faculty member will provide
education, training, and support for state, area, and county educators, and
relevant stakeholders. Technology
transfer and dissemination will be pertinent to defining a high impact
Extension program to address water security challenges in rural and urban
communities. Scholarship through
traditional and progressive outreach methods, external grants/contracts, peer-reviewed publications, and other forms of scholarly effort is expected.
The incumbent will work closely
with other Extension specialists and educators, municipalities, agri-business
professionals, and industry and community stakeholders. It is anticipated that
this position will intersect with structural hydrology, ecology, and biogeochemistry, and focus on interdisciplinary approaches to water resource systems to provide innovative solutions that meet
water needs in rural, forestry, and urban environments.
This position is in the BAE
department and affiliated with the OK Water Resources Center to provide
research, training and technological assistance to Oklahoma constituents and other stakeholders. Close
collaboration is also expected with faculty in BAE and other departments in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology, partners in the Oklahoma
Mesonet, municipalities, and state and federal agencies. Collaboration with
Extension professionals in the state and region is expected.
Qualifications: Required: Earned
PhD degree in Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Civil and
Environmental Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated ability to attract external funding, publish peer- reviewed
materials, and provide instruction to a wide variety of audiences. Candidates
must be proficient in English, possessing effective verbal, written, and
multimedia communication skills. Willingness
to travel and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on
Preferred: Previous Extension
experience. Current, or the ability to obtain, Professional Engineering registration.
Conditions: Full-time, 11-month,
tenure-track appointment at the title of Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications. This position is contingent on the availability of funding.
Application Process: Application packets should contain the
following documents: a cover letter (2-page max), current CV, statement of research
interests (2-page max), Extension program vision (2-page max), collegiate
transcripts, and a list of at least
four professional references with
contact information. To view the full job ad and apply, applications
must be submitted online at: https://jobs.okstate.edu and search for req12671. To learn more about the
department visit: bae.okstate.edu.
Inquiries or questions only
regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Mari Chinn, Professor and Head (email@example.com) or Dr. Randy Taylor, Search Committee Chair, (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (405) 744-5431.
Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin December1st, 2022; and accepted until position is filled.
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committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not
be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU is a
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