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Job No. 141258

  • Job Title:
  • Associate Professor of Water Energy Engineering
  • Employer:
  • West Texas A & M University
  • Location:
  • Canyon , TX
  • Posting Date:
  • 04-Nov-2019
  • Description:
  • Job Description

    The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits

    West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas is a member of the Texas A&M University System and is formally partnered with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, Texas, creating a critical mass of scientists and engineers to develop a transformative program in water research and application across multiple disciplines. West Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife are poised to hire a nationally prominent researcher with an extensive record of accomplishment in water research, to lead a unique, regional, research-driven program to international prominence. WTAMU and AgriLife are seeking an outstanding, innovative and dynamic researcher with a record of leadership and management in engineering design focused on water solutions. West Texas A&M University is located in one of the largest farming and cattle feeding areas in the world. This position will require a collaborative approach to technology development that crosses academic boundaries and provides an opportunity for innovation at the intersection of engineering and agriculture.

    The West Texas A&M University School of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics, along with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, invites applications for an Associate Professor of Water Energy Engineering.

    The incumbent will assume joint academic appointments with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and West Texas A&M University and will be based in the School of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics at West Texas A&M University in, Canyon, TX. The incumbent will jointly lead a research program focused on regional needs such as water and energy efficiency and irrigation optimization.


    This position will be expected to develop a collaborative water engineering research and extension program with WTAMU engineering and agriculture faculty and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in engineering at West Texas A&M University. Teach variable sections of introduction to literature or comparable sophomore-level general education courses in addition to variable sections of writing courses (composition and technical communication), as needed.

    Conduct and report water engineering and management research in areas such as irrigation technologies and management strategies to promote water and energy efficiency and sustainability of agriculture in the region.
    Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
    Develop and deliver educational materials related to water engineering such as irrigation technologies, water conservation, irrigation scheduling, and resilience of agricultural production systems under limited water resources conditions using conventional and web-based communication technologies, and supporting county-based extension programs through professional development of County Agents and external stakeholders.
    Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses to support degree programs at WTAMU.
    Advise graduate and/or undergraduate students in research at WTAMU and/or other TAMUS universities.
    Obtain research and Extension program support through extramural funding.
    Participate on interdisciplinary teams with faculty in Amarillo, Lubbock, Canyon, College Station and other parts of the Texas A&M University System, other Great Plains universities and federal agencies such as USDA-ARS, as appropriate for planned programs.
    Develop working relationships with agricultural engineering and irrigation industry and participate in industry and professional associations.
    Report on Extension educational activities periodically using required reporting tools. Serve on unit, departmental, agency, and university committees as appropriate.

    Ph.D. in engineering--biological, agricultural, mechanical or a related engineering degree, with academic preparation and interest in water engineering, irrigation engineering, agricultural water management, and related subject matter.
    Experience with practical applications of water engineering technologies and management.
    Commitment to an interdisciplinary team approach to research and education.
    Experience with designing and conducting field-based applied research.
    Demonstrated experience in securing external funding and scholarly publication
    The candidate will be expected to either hold a professional engineering license or be qualified to become a licensed/registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
  •  Contact information:
  • West Texas A & M University
  • Canyon, TX 79016
  • United States
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