[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate Professor: Sustainable Nutrient and Soil Resource Management (UT)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Feb 26 09:02:56 MST 2013

Assistant/Associate Professor: Sustainable Nutrient and Soil Resource Management

The Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science (BESS) at the
University of Tennessee (UT) (http://bioengr.ag.utk.edu/) invites
applications for a tenure track faculty position (12-month
appointment; 80% research and 20% teaching) at the Assistant/Associate
Professor level.  The major responsibilities of this position will be
to conduct research on issues related to soil and nutrient management
practices that affect production agriculture and the environment
(urban/rural), including air and water quality. The successful
candidate will identify research-based solutions to mitigate soil and
environmental concerns related to nutrient management practices and/or
use of recycled materials.  Areas of emphasis may include but are not
limited to:

•	Nutrient management practices to sustain agricultural ecosystems,
such as use of fertilizer additives and reactive nitrogen and
•	Assessment of carbon, nitrogen, and water budgets of the production
systems in the southeast region and development of strategies for
expected climate change.
•	Reduction of atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural
and forestry production systems.
	The successful candidate will complement production agriculture and
environmental research in BESS and the University involving climate
change, sustainable land/nutrient management, soil/water-pollutants
(organic or inorganic), biogeochemical cycling (particularly
C-storage/cycling), geospatial applications or related topics.

Duties/Responsibilities:  Developing a nationally recognized research
program supported by extramural funding that supports students at the
masters and doctoral level.  Regular publication of research findings
in peer-reviewed scientific journals is expected.  Teaching
expectations will include soil resource/nutrient management courses at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels and general support of the
teaching program, with an anticipated teaching load of one
undergraduate course per year with a graduate offering in alternate
years.  A strong commitment to departmental, institutional, and
professional citizenship such as advising/mentoring students in
enrichment activities and service on committees is required.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Soil Science (with emphasis in Soil Resource
/Nutrient Management) or closely related field, by time of
appointment, with experience in fundamental and applied research;
background in crop production and various nutrient management
practices.  Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
skills. Post-doctoral research experience and course work requirements
for certification as a Certified Professional Soil Scientist are
desired. For additional information contact Dr. Jaehoon Lee at
jhlee at utk.edu.

Effective Date: Review of applications will begin May 1, 2013 and will
continue until the position is filled.
To Apply:  Please send a letter of application that includes the
following: a) a statement of research and teaching interests and
experience; b) a detailed vitae;  c) copies of academic transcripts;
and  d) contact information for at least four professional references.
 Please submit this directly to bessnmp at utsp.tennessee.edu and copy to
Artan Xhaferaj (axhafera at utk.edu). Questions regarding the position
can be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Jaehoon Lee
at jhlee at utk.edu.

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