University of Hawaii at HiloAssociate/Full Professor of Applied Engineering (#73415) Position Description

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UH Hilo, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, general funds, full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment, to begin August 2013 pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties

The typical distribution of effort is approximately 75% teaching and 25% research, outreach and service to the University. Actual distribution for this position will be determined annually in consultation with the Dean. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses in biofuels, feed processing, and alternative energy, the successful candidate will work with community professional engineers, local biofuel and other alternative energy businesses, feed mills, entrepreneurs, farmers, public agencies, and non-profits to support the analysis, design, evaluation and adoption of infrastructure and equipment that meet the needs of alternative energy producers and feed processors. This collaborative work should enhance efficiency, profitability and environmental stewardship. The incumbent will be expected to take the lead in developing a General Engineering undergraduate degree at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. This program will focus on the engineering needs of the island of Hawaiʻi including agriculture, aquaculture, alternative energy, bioengineering, and astronomy. Other duties will include advising students, conducting research, obtaining research grants, developing curriculum and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Professor: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in agricultural/bioengineering, or a related engineering discipline. Five years of documented full-time effective undergraduate teaching in an engineering related discipline at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Three years expertise in technology and engineering aspects of biofuels and other sources of alternative energy, direct experience in an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program, strong written and oral communication skills, the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse professional and community population to develop new specializations in the discipline and a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and extra-mural funding. Full Professor: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in agricultural/bioengineering, or a related engineering discipline. Five of years of documented effective undergraduate teaching experience in an engineering related discipline at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. Three years expertise in technology and engineering aspects of biofuels and other sources of alternative energy, direct experience in an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program, strong written and oral communication skills, the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse professional and community population to develop new specializations in the discipline and a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and extra-mural funding.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience working with private industry including farming, biofuel and other alternative energy production, feed processing using by-products, and distribution. Supervision of an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program. Greater than three years experience in two or more of the technology and engineering aspects of biofuels, other sources of alternative energy, and feed processing. Experience with ethnically and culturally diverse populations.

Pay Range

Commensurate with training and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit letter of application describing background, training, and work experience. Electronic submission of applications is not acceptable. Also include in your letter other qualifications as well as teaching and research interests. With the letter of application, include your résumé and transcripts (copies are acceptable, however official transcripts will be required prior to employment). Send the application and three current letters of recommendation to Marsha Oshiro, UH Hilo CAFNRM, 200 West Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720.

Inquiries (General)

Interim Dean of the College, Dr. Bruce Mathews, bmathews@hawaii.edu

Please refer to position #73415 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment with the first review to begin April 1, 2013.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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