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Instructor/Professor of Practice/Teaching Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670045020 Carl Melinda Helwig Dpt BioAgE
Job no: 515365
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Engineering, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and teach courses in Agricultural Systems Management, which provides students with a technology foundation for one of five career tracks including precision agriculture, production agriculture, animal and human health product manufacturing, water management, and agribusiness management. The specific courses will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate with opportunities in Engineering Systems and Technology, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Environmental Engineering along with application and precision agricultural equipment and technology, and water resource management.  

A successful candidate must have the ability to teach, enhance, and promote undergraduate education, advise students and student clubs, and promote scholarly activities.  The candidate must be an effective communicator, instructor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and management skills along with a commitment to team building and continuous improvement to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, and industry. The candidate should have the willingness to participate in industry relations, student recruitment, student organization advising, and career placement.

Expectations include:

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty, programs, and professional organizations.
  • Contribute to development and execution of experiential learning opportunities.
  • Engage with industry or governmental entities to meet the needs of regional employers.

Desired starting date: August 15, 2023

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Education or a related discipline.  (A B.S. degree in these fields will be considered; if selected, the successful candidate will be required to obtain an advanced degree in a relevant area of study.)
  • Background in agricultural machinery and/or natural resource systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering license
  • PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Education or related discipline
  • Five years of experience in industry or teaching
  • Significant engineering practice experience in agricultural machinery and/or natural resources management
  • Experience with precision agriculture.  

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references (name, address, & phone number)

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by June 20, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

Professorial rank is based on academic experience and accomplishments commensurate with departmental guidelines for each academic rank.  Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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