[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Soil Science (Soil Physics) job closes 9/1

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Aug 23 10:12:31 MDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

Please forward to interested candidates.

The Department of Soil Science seeks applications for a 9-month tenure
track faculty position in soil physics. Soil physics is a core research
area in the Department of Soil Science at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and this position is integral to undergraduate and
graduate programs in soil and environmental sciences. The candidate will
contribute to the strategic reconfiguration of the department into a global
center of excellence at the forefront of environmental and agricultural
soil research. The candidate will explore topics in soil physics research
such as: formation of soil structure in relation to clay, biota, and
organic matter; modeling transport of water, energy, solutes, and
particulates; soil sensor development; and soil management and resilience.
The candidate should be able to work cross-disciplinary, improving linkages
across the food-water-energy nexus. The teaching component of the position
would entail at minimum an undergraduate/graduate level course and a
graduate level course.

This position carries a commitment to the functions of research and
teaching with contributions toward outreach, as well as professional and
university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

A PhD in Soil Science or related field is required. A strong foundation in
soil physics and relevant research experience are required.

Principal duties: 1. Develop a strong program in soil physics research. The
successful candidate will be expected to compete for national grants, such
as those in NSF, NIH, and USDA, as well as collaborate with soil and
environmental scientists throughout the University. The candidate is
expected to become a leader in soil physics nationally and internationally.

2. The teaching component of the position entails an undergraduate/graduate
level course (Principles of Soil and Water Management) and a graduate level
course (Soil Physics). These courses are core in the soil science
undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Additional teaching can occur
in existing courses (e.g. Earth's Water, a high enrollment undergrad class)
or through the development of new courses. In addition, the successful
candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students.

Application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 page
teaching statement, 2 page research statement, and a list of 3 references.

Materials must be submitted by September 1, 2017 at

UW-Madison is an AA/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color,
national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, and status as a
qualified individual with a disability.


Additional Salary Information: Negotiable. Academic (9 months)
Internal Number: PVL90960

Established in 1889, the College of Agricultural and Life Science carries
out the University of Wisconsin-Madison's mission as a land-grant public
university through excellence in teaching, research and public outreach
across 19 academic fields, ranging from production agriculture to natural
resources to social sciences to fundamental life sciences.


Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Biogeography and Biogeochemistry Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
550 North Park St
Madison, WI 53706
marinspiotta at wisc.edu

Office/Lab: Science Hall 223/230
Lab phone: 608-262-1855
Biogeolab website: marinspiotta.com
STEMdiversity at UW-Madison: stemdiversity.wisc.edu

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN): eswnonline.org
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