Assistant Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

United States

Assistant Professor in Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering

Job no: 631988
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering 10002038
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Agriculture, Education/Training, Engineers/Architects

Position Summary

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated starting date of August 16, 2020. Candidates must have appropriate academic background and a doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

The Departments are looking for a highly motivated individual who can complement the missions, expertise and current strengths in both departments and contribute to these in teaching, research and service.  Candidates with interests and demonstrated background in any area of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and any other related engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research and teaching program with activities in both departments.  The BAE and CEE departments have faculty members with research interests in water and waste treatment systems, contaminant fate and transport, exposure and risk analysis, environmental health, food security, surface and sub-surface hydrology, ecological engineering, and integrated small- and large-scale modeling of natural and engineered water systems considering human and natural usages of water. BAE also houses the Institute of Water Research at MSU.  Applicants from all related areas are encouraged to apply, but there is particular interest in:

  • Intelligent water resources engineering
  • Novel data sensors, networks and data collection approaches
  • Challenges at the food/water/energy nexus
  • Addressing emerging chemical and biological contaminant problems
  • Innovations in exposure and risk analysis

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or a related engineering discipline prior to the beginning date.

Required Application Materials

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through  Applicants must submit 1) a detailed resume, 2) a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, 3) vision statements for teaching 4) vision statements for research, 5) a diversity statement, and 6) names and contact information for at least three references. Items 3, 4, and 5 should be limited to one page each. Application review will begin on February 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  

Questions about this position are welcome by contacting Drs. Pouyan Nejadhashemi and Phanikumar Mantha, Search Committee co-chairs by email at

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 16, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 15, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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