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Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina
Date Posted 03/01/2021
Faculty-Agriculture-Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. The department actively contributes to the academic, research and extension missions of the University.

Essential Job Duties

Teach BAE 376: Watershed Assessment and Water Quality Production, BAE 590: River Mechanics and Sediment Transport, BAE 590: Numerical Modeling of Fluid-Flow and Sediment Transport Phenomena. Teach courses related to biological and agricultural engineering. Create a nationally-recognized research program in river mechanics and sediment transport. Engineer, design, and develop water-resource-related projects, perform hydrologic and hydraulic computations and modeling, collect monitoring data and perform field reviews of project sites throughout the state of North Carolina and the region. Prepare technical documents and publications. Supervise graduate students and their theses, pursue internal and external funds, advise undergraduate graduate students, and to engage in service to the department, university, and profession by attending regional, national, and international meetings.

Other Responsibilities
Minimum Education and Experience

PhD in Biological or Agricultural Engineering, or Civil or Environmental Engineering.

Other Required Qualifications

Demonstrated coursework or experience with: development of hydraulic, sediment transport, and morphodynamic numerical models for simulating the propagation of fine-and course- grained sediment pulses through river networks; formulation of analytical and physics-based quantitative approaches for solving the St. Venant Shallow Water equations under a framework that adapts to clear-water or sediment-laden conditions throughout the computational domain; analysis and modeling of the impact of extreme hydro-morphodynamic events in river networks; development, calibration, and application of hydraulic numerical models for floor inundation mapping and sediment transport characterization of river networks; and conducting hydro-morphodynamic field characterization of riverine systems, including the use of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers for flow velocities and of Echo Sounders for channel bathymetry, as well as the application of volumetric and grid sampling for sediment grain size.

Occasional travel to various NC State University extension locations is required.

Preferred Qualifications


Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required
Commercial Driver's License required
Job Open Date
Anticipated Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

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
Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?
Department ID
118101 - Biological And Agricultural En

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