University of Wisconsin – River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Department of Plant and Earth Science
Assistant Professor – Agricultural Water Management
This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position (75% teaching and 25% research) at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a joint position supporting both the Department of Plant and Earth Science and the Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology and is partially funded by the newly created Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub (https://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/DairyInnovationHub/). The standard teaching full-time load is 12 credit hours per semester (9 credit hours for a 75% teaching appointment). The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching at our primarily undergraduate institution and demonstrate strong interest and ability to conduct applied research in the area of agricultural water management in support of the dairy industry.
Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision and other funding sources. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/
Anticipate appointment date is January 7, 2022. Deadline to apply is August 20, 2021. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary teaching activities may include undergraduate courses in Hydrology and Water Quality, Hydrogeology, Agricultural Water Management, Applied Engineering Hydrology, Nonpoint Source Pollution Engineering, and other courses depending on the candidate’s expertise.
Other teaching opportunities may include introductory courses such as Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to Soil Science, and Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Technology.
Be an effective, engaged, and innovative teacher.
Research on the scholarship of teaching and learning is encouraged and supported.
Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students.
Advising of co-curricular activities, including student organizations.
Participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels.
Develop an applied research program focusing on one or more of the following: dairy manure handling techniques that reduce impacts on surface and groundwater quality, development of on-farm dairy wastewater processing technologies, and strategies to reduce water consumption in dairy systems.
Communicate research results to diverse audiences including professional scientific meetings, refereed publications, and dairy industry groups.
Develop collaborations and networks across the dairy industry, within local and state government, and within the state of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub.
Provide leadership and expertise on issues and policies relating to water management.
Secure extramural funding sufficient to sustain a vibrant research program that includes the training and support of undergraduate research students.
D. in Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Soil Science, Agricultural, Biosystems, or Environmental Engineering, or related field.
ABD applicants may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. within one year after their date of appointment.
Record of scholarship including peer-reviewed publications and grants.
Strong interest and desire to teach undergraduate courses.
Ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences and commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in agricultural water management relevant or pertaining to the U.S. dairy industry.
About University of Wisconsin - River Falls
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/