University of Florida Seeks Assistant Professor in Modeling Cropping Systems

Posted on July 1, 2022
University of Florida Seeks Assistant Professor in Modeling Cropping Systems
Position Title: 

Assistant Professor in Modeling Cropping Systems


Position Summary:
This is a faculty position that will provide leadership in the development and application of the next generation of cropping system computer models. This is a 9-month, tenure track position (60% research 40% teaching) in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (ABE), Institute of Food and Sciences (IFAS). This position will work closely interfacing ABE with others in IFAS, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE), and UF computer modeling/simulation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The successful candidate is expected to build a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by a strong graduate research group and extramural funding from state and federal agencies. The candidate is expected to develop and promote his/her research activity through leadership in professional societies, supported by a sustained publication activity in top scientific journals. The candidate will collaborate with other faculty and research partners, creating synergy both inside and outside of the University of Florida academic community. The candidate will participate in all activities of departmental academic life such as research groups, mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, academic service, and committee activities; and the candidate will work closely with other faculty in IFAS, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, UF Research Computing, UF Institutes (Informatics, Water, Florida Climate, Food Systems) and the new UF - NVDIA flagship collaboration in AI.

The teaching portion of this position will include development of a successful undergraduate and graduate education program that will introduce students to cutting-edge theories and applications in computer modeling and engineering of food and circular systems, and related analytical techniques toward measuring and assessing agricultural and environmental impacts and their co-dependency. The 40% FTE commitment will typically be fulfilled by teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course per year as assigned by the department chair; co-teaching courses (or perhaps sections of courses) related to sustainability, food systems, and cross-cutting topics; and serving as main advisor of graduate students maintained by the candidate’s research program. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Biological Systems Certificate that is offered in ABE.



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Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by May 3, 2022. This position is available Fall 2022 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.