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Temporary Lecturer - Agricultural Automation and Robotics - Alfred State College

Alfred State College
Alfred, NY 14802
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Location: Alfred, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Nov 17 2020 Job Description:

The Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology at Alfred State College invites qualified applicants for a grant-funded two-year full-time temporary faculty position in Agricultural Automation and Robotics within the broader Agricultural discipline.

Recently, Alfred State College launched a unique degree program titled Agricultural Automation and Robotics, which is the first of its kind in the country. This program is designed to prepare students to work with automation and robotic systems which are becoming more common on farms. Our College Farm is one of the most technically advanced agricultural facilities in the U.S. It has an organic dairy with a DeLaval robotic milking system, a robotic feed pusher, a real-time PCR system for mastitis organism speciation, and a drone for collecting animal and crop data. We are also in the process of adding a Lely Vector automated feeding system and automated environmental controls. The ideal candidate will have experience in agricultural automation, the desire to teach a variety of courses, and the ability to engage industry in support of teaching programs. The candidate should also possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, the willingness to work as part of a team, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Additionally, the position will have a reduced teaching requirement to allow time for recruiting and growing the Agricultural Automation and Robotics program through direct interaction with schools, FFA chapters, and 4H clubs in Western New York.



Job Requirements:

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree in agriculture or agricultural engineering and experience with automation or robotics in agriculture.

Preferred qualifications include a master's degree in agriculture or agricultural engineering.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

This report is available on the college's website at:


If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop in and request one at the University Police Department, located in the TG House on Lower College Drive. You can also request a copy by calling the University Police Secretary at 607-587-3992.

Posted: 2020-11-18 Expires: 2020-12-20

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