The Department of Biosystems Engineering (www.eng.auburn.edu/bsen) of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Coastal Ecological Engineering. This faculty position will be a nine-month, tenure-track position with a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2021.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized program that is focused on coastal hydrological and ecological issues. The coastal region of the country is being challenged by rising sea levels and stronger storms. Possible research areas will therefore include interrelationship of hydrology, hydrodynamics, ecology, modeling and watershed management; prediction and mitigation of coastal hazards due to changing climate; and innovative techniques to collect and/or utilize observations in managing the coastal environment. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support his/her research programs and summer salary from federal and state agencies and from industry sources. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborative effectively with departmental faculty, and extensively with colleagues within the College of Agriculture who conduct research and extension work in environmental and coastal sciences. Instructional responsibilities will include teaching existing ecological engineering courses as well as developing new courses in coastal engineering. In addition, the successful candidate will provide career counseling for biosystems engineering students; transfer results of the scholarly program through recognized and peer reviewed outlets; and provide leadership to the profession through state and national professional society participation. In addition, departmental, college, and university committee service will be expected.