Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Availability: July 1, 2020. The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), College of Agricultural Sciences, is advertising a tenure track faculty position related to water and soil science and natural resources management at the Assistant Professor level. This is a 36-week appointment, with teaching, research, and service expectations. The tenure home is in the ABE department, College of Agricultural Sciences. There is potential to have a minority joint appointment with the School of Engineering Design, Technical Applications, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) in the College of Engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for the instruction of ASM 327 (Soil and Water Management), and beginning Fall 2021, BE 477 (Land-Based Waste Disposal). Teaching of soil/water related courses for the Environmental Resource Management undergraduate major is a likely part of the responsibilities. Additionally, there is potential to teach in the Humanitarian Engineering program in the School of Engineering Design, Technical Applications, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) in the College of Engineering. It is expected that the successful candidate will provide academic and career guidance to undergraduate students. Research will be in the areas of contaminant fate and transport and sustainable land management, including in agricultural and urban environments. Research will also include development of methods to improve degraded soil and water at various spatial scales. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program. Research collaborations within the department and with faculty in other departments and colleges, as well as nationally, are expected. Securing external grant support for collaborative projects is imperative. The candidate will be expected to mentor graduate students and supervise undergraduate researchers. Qualifications: Candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering, agricultural or environmental sciences, ecological sciences or engineering, or similar field. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. Ability to communicate effectively, to provide creative leadership, and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and industry and agency groups is paramount. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Application: Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2020. Candidates must provide a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of at least three professional references. To apply for this position, go to:

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088