Assistant/Associate Professor



Job description

Fayetteville, AR

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: R0000868

Location: Fayetteville

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Type of Position:
Faculty – Tenure/Tenure Track

Job Type:

Work Shift:
Day Shift (United States of America)

Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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TAEC | Agricultural Education Communications and Technology

Summary of Job Duties:
The Assistant/Associate Professor in Precision Ag Technologies will provide exemplary leadership in establishing innovative research and teaching programs in precision agriculture technologies. This position will also be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments on research and teaching efforts. The Assistant/Associate Professor will develop and teach courses related to the applications of precision agriculture technologies. It is anticipated that this position will lead a collaborative effort in the development of courses to comprise a new undergraduate curriculum concentration in this area. The Assistant/Associate Professor will develop a comprehensive, extramurally-funded research program, in collaboration with a similar position in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences on the integration of precision agriculture technologies in agricultural production, as well as direct student research and training in these areas. The integration of computer technology and electronic control systems into agricultural equipment, sensors, GPS navigation, satellite imagery, drone imagery, the use of “big data,” and data-driven decision-making is quickly revolutionizing agricultural production and processing. The University of Arkansas must prepare students for these careers and contribute to cutting-edge research in the applications of these technologies. This position will proactively lead continuing efforts to build strong, multidisciplinary academic and research programs in this applied area.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Agricultural Systems Management, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
  • Demonstrated expertise in, or potential for, applications of precision agriculture technologies
  • Strong record of teaching in an academic setting, academic achievement including peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, including students, colleagues, and external stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry experience in this area is preferred

Additional Information:

Department Home Page Link:

Salary: Commensurate with education and/or experience

How to apply

To be considered, applicants will need to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter/letter of application
  • A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number)
  • Statement on research philosophy
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Optional Document(s):

  • Proof of Veterans (if applicable)

Apply online

This is a full-time 12-month, tenure-track appointment.

Completed applications received by 12/01/2020 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To be considered, applicants should upload Curriculum vitae, a professional letter of interest including qualifications, and names of three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. In addition, applicants are asked to include no more than a one-page statement on research philosophy and no more than one-page statement on teaching philosophy.

Recruitment Contact Information:

George Wardlow, Professor and Department Head

[email protected]

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Inclusion and Diversity

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Occasional Physical Activity:
Balancing, Driving, Grasping, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Talking, Walking

Benefits Eligible:

The University of Arkansas is a community where students are gaining national recognition, actively engaging in our campus and local community, and conducting research in one of the nation's top research institutions.