[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbial Biogeochemistry, University of Arizona, Dept. Soil, Water and Env. Science

Craig Rasmussen crasmuss at email.arizona.edu
Mon Nov 23 09:27:10 MST 2015

*Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbial Biogeochemistry*

The Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES) at the
University of Arizona seeks a dynamic individual to initiate a research and
teaching program at the interface of soil microbial ecology and
biogeochemistry. Applicants are sought who use contemporary techniques such
as genomics, bioinformatics, isotope geochemistry, or high resolution
imaging and spectroscopy, to study microbial communities and activities,
and their interactions with biogeochemical processes in earth surface
systems (ecosystems, soil, rock, water). Potential research foci may
include (but are not limited to): plant-soil-microbe relations; nutrient
dynamics and rhizosphere processes; mineral and organic matter
transformations; and coupled microbial-biogeochemical processes, ranging
from molecular to watershed scales.  The candidate will teach an
undergraduate course each year and a graduate course in a related area of
specialization, contribute to student mentoring, and help to develop
innovative approaches to enhance student engagement, increase diversity,
and expand collaborations with community and business partners.

The SWES department comprises a cross-section of faculty, staff, and
students with unparalleled capacity to address emerging environmental
issues of local to global significance, including climate change,
contaminant remediation, and the sustainable management of land and water
resources.  Outstanding research opportunities exist at the University of
Arizona, with a strong culture of interdisciplinary scholarship among
faculty in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (
http://www.sees.arizona. <http://www.sees.arizona.edu/>edu
<http://www.sees.arizona.edu/>/ <http://www.sees.arizona.edu/>), the School
of Plant Sciences, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the
Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health, and Biosphere 2.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in microbiology, soil science or
geoscience, biogeochemistry, or a closely related field. Postdoctoral
experience is preferred.  Applications from candidates with an interest in
collaborative research are preferred, as are those from individuals who
would bring novel microbial and/or biogeochemical approaches and techniques
to bear on environmental systems. This is a tenure/tenure-eligible position
and will have a 70/30 split between research and teaching. As an equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona
recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications
from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and
who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular

*About the University of Arizona*:

The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and the
Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension programs are housed in the
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (http://cals.arizona.edu/main/),
which SWES is a part of.  The UA is recognized as a global leader for
research with a diverse working environment, nationally recognized
work/life program, and a competitive benefits package.  The UA is located
in the heart of Tucson, a diverse and vibrant community, with a growing
population, excellent recreational opportunities, and favorable economic
climate. Explore Tucson and UA at http://whyua.arizona.edu/.

*Application Instructions*:
More information on the position and complete application instructions may
be found at the UA Human Resources link: https://uacareers.com/postings/6969.
Formal review of applications will begin 2/15/16 and continue until the
position is filled.

Craig Rasmussen
Associate Professor - Environmental Pedology
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
The University of Arizona
1177 E. Fourth Street PO Box 210038
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0038

email: crasmuss at email.arizona.edu <crasmuss at cals.arizona.edu>
phone: 520.621.7223
web:  http://ag.arizona.edu/swes/rasmussen/
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