Job ID: 135135

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

University of Kentucky

  • Dec. 17, 2019
  • Assistant or Associate Professor in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • July 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
    Associate Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is recruiting a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position in bioenvironmental engineering, to be stationed in Lexington, KY. This tenure-track position will have an approximate start date of July 1, 2020, with a distribution of effort of approximately 70% research, 25% teaching, and 5% service. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an integrated, nationally recognized teaching and research program with a focus on sustainable water management in urban and suburban landscapes, in addition to agricultural landscapes.

The successful candidate is expected to: develop a nationally recognized research program evidenced by publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals; and attract external funding to support research efforts, including funding of graduate students; and demonstrate commitment and ability to work with teams of researchers on interdisciplinary problems; and recruit and direct MS and PhD graduate students, and develop an active Hatch project; and contribute to the multi-functional land-grant mission of the Department through outreach and engagement efforts with community stakeholders; and exhibit excellence in classroom instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in biosystems/agricultural engineering or a closely-related field with an emphasis on surface hydrology, hydraulics and/or water quality in urban and suburban environments; and have a P.E. or demonstrate the ability to qualify for a P.E. in Kentucky; and the ability to conduct high-level independent research and oversee graduate student research; and teaching effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and demonstration of outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

To apply, please complete an application and include a CV, cover letter, academic transcripts, and contact information for four references when prompted in the application. The position will remain open until filled, with a review date of applications beginning January 31st, 2020.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Dr. Michael Montross, Chair; Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department; 128 C. E. Barnhart Building; University of Kentucky; Lexington KY 40546-0276; Voice: 859-218-4319; Fax: 859-257-5671; e-mail:

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