ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING The Department of Biosystems Engineering of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Bioprocess Engineering. This faculty position will be a nine-month, tenure-track position with a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2016. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to participate actively in the Auburn University multidisciplinary Cluster Hires Initiative in the cluster of Scalable Energy Conversion-Science and Technology. New faculty with expertise in Bioprocess Engineering will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in these areas to form the core of this innovative multidisciplinary initiative. Participation in the Scalable Energy Conversion-Science and Technology cluster will be an important component in faculty annual reviews. Information regarding the Cluster Hires can be found here: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/strategic_ hire.html. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a research program with strong extramural funding potential in scalable energy systems, biofuels and biobased product development. The incumbent will work closely with other bioenergy and biobased products faculty. The candidate will also participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching programs for majors and non-majors. The expected course load is approximately three courses per year. There will be additional responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate student advising. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Biosystems, Biological, Agricultural, or closely related engineering disciplines by the expected position start date, experience in conducting research in bioprocess engineering and related engineering topics, and must be eligible and able to obtain licensure as a registered professional engineer. The successful candidate also will have documented evidence of ability to conduct research, teach, and work collaboratively with a diverse cadre of faculty, staff, and graduate student colleagues. The candidate is expected to develop collaborative ties to numerous disciplines within the academy; and secure extramural funding from sources such as National Science Foundation, and United States Departments of Energy and Agriculture to support his/her research programs. Possession of excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences is required. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Desirable qualifications include: teaching experience in bioprocess engineering, biological engineering and related topics; demonstrated record of securing extramural funding for research or education programs; industry experience in bioprocess engineering, food processing, pharmaceutical engineering, biobased products engineering, and similar topics; and/or licensure as a Registered Professional Engineer. Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1362 and attach the following: 1) cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of all academic transcripts, 4) statement of research interests and accomplishments, and 5) statement of philosophy on teaching. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by close of business on February 1, 2016. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Sushil Adhikari, Search Committee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs and its College of Engineering is ranked 39th among public institutions offering doctoral programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.auburn.edu for more information. The Department: The Department of Biosystems Engineering consists of 14 full-time faculty who solve problems in biological systems through innovative engineering research, teaching and extension activities. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biosystems Engineering with 165 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. Recent construction projects have resulted in over 30,000 square feet of new laboratory space for the department. More information can be found at www.eng.auburn.edu/bio. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer
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