[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor- Soil Scientist/Pedologist Oregon State University

Julie Pett-Ridge julie.pett.ridge at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 10:37:53 MDT 2015

Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science, is seeking a
full time Assistant Professor in Pedology/Soil Science who studies
soil-forming processes and the importance of soils in earth system science.
Research that incorporates collaboration with Critical Zone Observatories,
is interdisciplinary in nature, and views soils as a complex system is
especially encouraged. Possible areas of research could include soil-water
dynamics, digital soil mapping and soil and landscape classification,
energy based modeling of pedogenesis and ecosystem function, soil forming
processes in the critical zone, pedology informing ecological and ecosystem
dynamics, and human dimensions of land-use change. Tools could include
remote sensing, dynamic or spatial modeling, experimental studies and
observation, and geochemistry. The candidate should work in a field that
can attract significant extramural funding. PhD required by start of
employment in Soil Science, Earth Science or closely related field. The
successful candidate will be expected to teach an advanced course in soil
morphology and classification, an undergraduate course in soil science, and
a course in the candidate’s specialty. This position supports the
department and university mission to develop and disseminate research-based
information to practitioners and policy makers.

Required qualifications include PhD in Soil Science, Earth Science or
closely related field with demonstrated experience in soil landscape
studies as related to Pedology, with demonstrated teaching skills and a
demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Salary is
commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, go
to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0014231. Review of the
applications will begin on 20 April 2015 and continue until the position is
filled. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled. Questions should be addressed to
Dr. Kate Lajtha, Search Committee Chair, Department of Crop and Soil
Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, email:
lajthak at science.oregonstate.edu.
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