[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure track position in Environmental Soil Biogeochemistry at McGill University, Canada

Myrna Simpson myrna.simpson at utoronto.ca
Tue Jan 24 07:21:49 MST 2017

Dear ES Jobs - please post the advertisement below.  Thank you!

Myrna Simpson


Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University


Position ID:         McGill-Natural Resource Sciences-ASSTPROF [#8829]

Position Title:     Assistant Professor in Environmental Soil

Position Type:    Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Position Location:  Montreal, Quebec H9X3V9, Canada

Subject Areas:    Environmental Science / Biogeochemistry/Soil Science

Starting Date:     2017/08/01

Appl Deadline:    2017/03/10


Position Description:         

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites
outstanding scholars to submit applications for a tenure-track position in
Environmental Soil Biogeochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. This is
a full-time tenure track appointment with teaching, research and service
responsibilities. The appointee will develop a strong, active,
externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate
students. The appointee will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate
levels. Collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged with others in
the Department, across the Faculty and the University. Service is expected
to include demonstrated contributions to the university and scholarly
communities, as well as outreach/engagement in the broader community.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to perform research
on the physical, chemical and biological components and processes of soils
that control the fluxes of water, contaminants, carbon, nutrients and
greenhouse gases from ecosystems. The research program will address soil
biogeochemistry in the context of natural and anthropogenic disturbances,
such as sustainable agriculture, land use change, pollution from trace
metals and persistent organic substances, spatial soil heterogeneity and
global climate change.


The selected applicant's record of performance must demonstrate achievement
and evidence of outstanding research potential in the area of environmental
soil biogeochemistry. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability
and commitment to teaching excellence in agricultural and environmental
sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

This position will complement the Department of Natural Resource Science's
existing strengths in soil science, agriculture, applied ecology,
ecotoxicology, forest and landscape ecology, wildlife and fisheries biology,
entomology, microbiology, economics and natural resource policy. The
successful candidate should have experience and interest in working with
interdisciplinary groups.


Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant
field, such as soil science, biogeoscience, applied physical chemistry,
vadose zone hydrology, environmental sciences or environmental engineering.

Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but
appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances.

Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a
research statement that includes achievements and future plans, up to three
publications in PDF format, a summary of teaching interests and experience,
and letters from three professional references who can evaluate their
candidacy for a tenure-track position. The position start date is August 1,

For more information about the Department and Faculty of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences, visit our web sites at:

Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Department,
Dr. Brian Driscoll, brian.driscoll at mcgill.ca

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and will continue until
the position is filled.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8829

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It
welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or
gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to
diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however,
in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

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