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Precision and Digital Agriculture Assistant Professor - BAE

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Precision and Digital Agriculture Assistant Professor - BAE

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule

Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Biological And Agricultural Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Engineering at NC State University. The department actively contributes to the academic, research, and extension missions of the University.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at North Carolina State University invites qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position in precision and digital agriculture applied to crop, animal, environmental, and/or food production systems. We are specifically interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, deep learning, hyperspectral imaging, robotics, and/or machine vision. The position will allow for more collaborative linkages with almost every department in CALS, the College of Engineering (COE), and numerous other departments on campus as well as outside stakeholder groups. The position will also play an integral role in the Plant Sciences Initiative (PSI) and the new Food-Animal Initiative (FAI) at NC State University.

The successful applicant should interface with research and extension faculty in the Departments of Crop and Soil Science, Horticultural Science, Animal Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and/or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, among others. Applicants should demonstrate effective teaching capability to address the department’s emphasis in multiple concentration areas such as machine systems and precision agriculture, bioprocessing, postharvest engineering, ecological engineering, and environmental engineering. The candidate will teach an upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level course in precision and digital agriculture and could play an integral role in expanding food process engineering opportunities in the department.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem-solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research, and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline.
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the potential to build a nationally recognized research, teaching, and graduate mentoring program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current registration and/or qualification for licensure as a professional engineer is highly desired.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach (i) cover letter; (ii) contact information for three references; (iii) research statement incorporating a vision for how your research program could develop at NC State;  (iv) teaching philosophy and statement of teaching; and (v) curriculum vitae (CV) 

Please make sure that the information entered on the application matches what is on your resume.

Position Number


Position Type

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Department ID

118101 - Biological And Agricultural En


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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