Assistant Professor (Spatial Technology)

Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee Technological University

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number

856010

Working Title

Assistant Professor (Spatial Technology)

Job Title

Assistant Professor

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

School of Agriculture

Job Purpose

Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in Spatial Technology with the incorporation of GIS/GPS based precision technology into classes.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

A 9-month tenure-track appointment in Spatial Technology. Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in Spatial Technology with the incorporation of GIS/GPS based precision technology into classes; participate in curriculum development; recruit and advise students; supervise student internships and theses. Participate in School, College, University and community activities including public and private organizations; opportunities exist for collaboration with crop producers and faculty in the TTU College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, USDA, and NRCS. Conduct research/scholarly activities in successful candidate's area of expertise; successful applicants are expected to publish research results in professional journals and extend results to learned forums and industry.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Engineering Technology, Agricultural Systems Management or related field with a specialization in Precision Agriculture. Ability to deliver courses via distance/online learning platforms as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative research and teaching in precision ag technologies, and related topics resulting in peer reviewed publications. Evidence of a strong verbal and written command of the English language. Demonstrated potential for quality research/scholarly activity/external funding acquisition. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Demonstrated ability to facilitate experiential learning. Demonstrated ability to conduct program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other academic programs, groups, stakeholders, and agencies. Demonstrated ability to provide effective academic and career advising.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary

Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2022.

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefit packages. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date

10/25/2021

Screening Date

12/17/2021

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and provide email contact information for four references who will be contacted via email to submit a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Questions should be directed to: Dr. Jim Baier, Chair of Search Committee, School of Agriculture, P O Box 5034, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505, E-mail: jbaier@tntech.edu Phone: 931-372-3193, fax: (931) 372-3899. (Note: faxed copies of the application form cannot be accepted.)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Transcripts 2
  5. Transcripts 3
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents
  2. Other Documents 2
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have or will you have by start date, an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Engineering Technology, Agricultural Systems Management or related field with a specialization in Precision Agriculture.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)
Posted: 08/17/2022