[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor, Soil Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jun 21 10:57:04 MDT 2017
Degree and area of specialization:
PhD in Soil Science or related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A strong foundation in soil physics and relevant research experience are
The Department of Soil Science seeks applications for a tenure track
faculty position 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 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 three functions of research,
instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university
service as appropriate to faculty rank.
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.
Established in 1889, the college carries out UW-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. The Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison is one of the
oldest and strongest departments in the USA. The candidate will
contribute to the strategic reconfiguration of the department into a
global center of excellence at the forefront of enviromental and
agricultural soil research.
*A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Department(s): CALS/SOIL SCIENCE
Full Time Salary Rate: Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JANUARY 01, 2018
Number of Positions: 1
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: AUGUST 14, 2017
HOW TO APPLY:
To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."
Applicants should upload five (5) separate documents: Application should
include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement (2 pages), research
statement (2 pages), and list of 3 references (name, title &
affiliation, phone, e-mail). Transcripts will be required later.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
1475 Observatory Dr
263 Soils-King Hall
Email:tcbusby at wisc.edu <mailto:tcbusby at wisc.edu>
Madison, WI 53706-1209
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (SeeRELAY_SERVICE
<http://www.wisconsinrelay.com/>for further information. )
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can
find information about how to make a request at the following website:
*NOTE:*Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be
kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain
confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify
and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful
candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec.
19.36(7).UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.
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