[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant professor in soil science, University of Nevada, Reno

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Dec 21 20:23:19 MST 2013

Subject: Assistant professor in soil science, University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science seeks an in=
novative soil scientist=20
to conduct research, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and to =
provide outreach in=20
forest, rangeland and ecosystem soil sciences. Position is 9-month tenure=
 track position at the=20
Assistant Professor level.

The successful applicant for the Soil Scientist position is expected to:=20=

=95=09establish a nationally-recognized, competitive research program, pr=
eferably with=20
interdisciplinary, interdepartmental collaboration,
=95=09publish in peer-reviewed journals,=20
=95=09obtain extramural grant support,=20
=95=09teach undergraduate and graduate courses in soil sciences that are =
required for the College of=20
Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) academic program=
=95=09teach additional courses within area of specialization,
=95=09advise undergraduate and graduate students in the Department and in=
interdisciplinary graduate programs, and=20
=95=09provide outreach service and leadership to academic, State, profess=
ional, and public=20

Candidates should articulate the following qualifications:
=95=09An interest in collaborating broadly across disciplines and Univers=
ity academic units to=20
explore questions relating to: climate change or other global change proc=
esses; interactions=20
among soil, plants, animals, or water; movement of water, nutrients, and =
contaminants in the=20
vadose zone; altered fire regimes; plant invasion; or restoration of dist=
urbed ecosystems.
=95=09Ability to establish a strong field-based research program with com=
plementary analytical=20
=95=09Experience in research and teaching programs that are focused on be=
low-ground physical or=20
biological processes and that contribute towards our understanding of eco=
system structure,=20
function, or soil morphology and genesis in forests, rangelands, other wi=
ld lands, or agronomic=20

In addition to the qualifications above, the Soil Scientist must have a P=
h.D. with specialization in=20
soil science, plant-soil-water interaction, soil biogeochemistry, nutrien=
t cycling or modeling, or=20
closely-related fields.

To apply, go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/14340 to submit applic=
ation materials,=20
including (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statemen=
t of research interests; (4)=20
statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact informati=
on for three references.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences has 275 un=
dergraduates, 55=20
graduate students, 16 full-time faculty, and an annual average of $3 mill=
ion in awards from state,=20
regional and national funding competitions. The Department maintains a Ma=
ster=92s of Science=20
program and offers doctoral degrees through three interdisciplinary progr=
ams managed by the=20
University of Nevada. Reno is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains near=
 Lake Tahoe and was=20
recently rated one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreat=
ion and overall quality of=20

Applications received by 1/31/14 will receive full consideration.=20

For more information, contact the search committee coordinator (Diana Arr=
darrendale at cabnr.unr.edu) or the search committee chair (Dr. Elizabeth Le=
eleger at cabnr.unr.edu).

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportuni=
ty/Affirmative Action=20
in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on=
 the basis of race, color,=20
religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or m=
ental disability, and sexual=20

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. Women and underrepresent=
ed groups are=20
encouraged to apply.
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