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November 9, 2018

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas Center will hire two assistant professors to address urban agriculture issues. The new faculty will address production through engineering and vegetable research. Scroll for information on each available position and how to apply.

Position 1

Assistant Professor — Controlled Environment Engineering for Urban Agriculture

This listing is for a 12 month AgriLife Research appointment. The position reports to the Center Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas, and the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department Head.

Work Location Dallas, TX

Position Available January 1, 2019

Duties

Establish a nationally recognized research program that addresses the engineering needs of the Urban Agriculture industry to provide economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable food production. This position will be a critical part of a research team that is charged with providing the scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to enhance the industry in Texas and beyond. The incumbent will be expected to establish a strong publication record and attract extramural funding. Mentoring of graduate students in research is encouraged, but not required. Participation in professional improvement efforts and an appropriate level of service to the center, agency, institution, and/or profession is expected.

Required Education

By date of appointment, earned Ph.D. in Biosystems, Agricultural, Biological, Mechanical or other engineering discipline.

Required Experience

Demonstrated potential for leading a research program, with documented expertise in engineering applied to controlled environment systems. Experience is required in several of the following areas: temperature, humidity and gas concentration controls, ventilation, artificial lighting, materials handling and automation.

Preferred Experience

Demonstrated success in grantsmanship; industry experience in urban agriculture or greenhouse production systems.

Required licenses, certifications, registrations

Licensed or ability to become licensed as a professional engineer.

Required special knowledge, abilities, skills

Effective verbal and written skills. Ability to work both independently and as a multi-disciplinary team member.

Deadlines and Application

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. All application materials are to be submitted at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AgriLife_Research_External/job/Dallas-AL-RSCH/Assistant-Professor_R-013905. Please submit cover letter, cv, statement of research, teaching/outreach experience. This position is vacancy notice R-013905. Please send an email notice of application to Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot, Center Director Texas A&M Agrilife in Dallas.


EEO StatementTexas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Security-Sensitive DesignationAll positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Position 2

Assistant Professor—Controlled Environment Horticulture for Urban Agriculture 

This listing is for a 12 month AgriLife Research appointment. The position reports to Center Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas, and the Horticultural Sciences Department Head.

Work Location Dallas, TX

Position Available January 1, 2019

Duties

Establish a nationally recognized research program that addresses the plant production needs of the Urban Agriculture industry to provide economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable food production. This position will be a critical part of a research team that is charged with optimizing plant growing systems, plant quality, and production efficiency needed to enhance local food production industries in Texas and beyond. The incumbent will be expected to establish a strong publication record and attract extramural funding. Mentoring of graduate students in research is encouraged, but not required. Participation in professional improvement efforts and an appropriate level of service to the center, agency, institution, and/or profession is expected.

Required Education

By date of appointment, earned Ph.D. in Plant Science, Horticultural Science, Crop Sciences or related discipline.

Required Experience

Demonstrated potential for leading a research program, with documented expertise in crop production using controlled environment systems. Experience is required in several of the following areas: hydroponics, aeroponics, greenhouse production, vertical production, plant protection, greenhouse controls, fertigation systems, plant production.

Preferred Experience

Demonstrated success in grantsmanship; industry experience in urban agriculture or greenhouse production systems.

Required Licenses

certifications or registrations: N/A.

Required special knowledge, abilities, skill

Effective verbal and written skills. Ability to work both independently and as a multi-disciplinary team member.

Deadlines and Application

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. All application materials are to be submitted to https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AgriLife_Research_External/job/Dallas-AL-RSCH/Assistant-Professor_R-013902 Please submit cover letter, cv, statement of research, teaching/outreach experience. This position is vacancy notice R-013902. Please send an email notice of application to Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot, Center Director for Texas A&M Agrilife in Dallas.

EEO Statement – Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Security-Sensitive Designation – All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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