[ES_JOBS_NET] Soil Ecologist Tenure Track position at UW Madison

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Sep 11 16:22:27 MDT 2013

The Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin‐Madison
invites applications for a 9‐month tenure‐track faculty position in soil
ecology at the assistant professor level. The position will focus on
research and instruction in soil ecology including but not limited to
linking below‐ground processes to ecosystem functions; the dynamics of
nutrient, energy, and mass fluxes in soils; the effects of global change on
soil processes; and characterizing and evaluating soil biodiversity. The
position carries a 75% research/25% teaching distribution effort.

Research responsibilities will include obtaining external funding to
maintain a vigorous research program focused on soil ecology. The incumbent
will train graduate students, publish in peer‐ reviewed journals, and is
expected to become a leader in soil ecology nationally and internationally.
The University of Wisconsin‐Madison is a world leader in ecology (
ecology.wisc.edu) and genetics research, and collaboration with a talented
and diverse group of faculty and staff across campus is expected and

Teaching responsibilities include the ability to teach up to two courses
per year serving both undergraduates and graduate students in the field of
soil biology and ecology. Opportunities to provide instruction in team‐taught
courses related to soil ecology are available. The incumbent will also
advise graduate students, provide undergraduates with hands‐on research
opportunities, give occasional guest lectures, and participate in
seminars. Innovative teaching approaches are encouraged.

Requirements include a PhD in Soil Science, Microbiology, or related
discipline; a strong foundation and relevant research experience in the
principles and concepts of soil ecology and microbiology; effective oral
and written communications skills; experience in teaching in higher
education; ability to work effectively across disciplines and with teams;
and the ability to lead and motivate others.

Applicants should submit the following materials to Jennifer Etter Goh (
jgoh at wisc.edu): (1) a single pdf containing a cover letter, statements of
research and teaching interests, and curriculum vitae; (2) contact
information (name, address, phone and e‐mail address) of three references;
and (3) copies of college transcripts. Please direct questions regarding
the position to Professor Doug Soldat (djsoldat at wisc.edu). Applications
received by November 22, 2013 will be assured full consideration. Review of
applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The
University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. For further details visit soils.wisc.edu.
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