[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty position Soil Microbiology University of Wisconsin-Madison
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Apr 15 21:26:52 MDT 2019
The Department of Soil Science seeks applications for a tenure track
faculty position in soil microbiology. Soil microbiology 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 microbiology research such as:
nutrient cycling in managed and natural ecosystems, soil biodiversity,
including soil fauna, single-celled eukaryotes, fungi, bacteria, archaea,
and/or viruses, human and soil ecosystem health, pathogens in the soil
environment, greenhouse gas production and carbon cycling, novel molecular
and bioinformatic techniques within the field of environmental
microbiology, soil microhabitats and biophysics. The candidate should be
able to work cross-disciplinarily, enhancing linkages across the
food-water-energy nexus. The teaching component of the position would
entail a minimum of instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level and
over time, a summer 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. The position will require effective oral
and written communications skills; experience in teaching in higher
education; ability to work effectively across disciplines and with teams;
and the ability to lead and motivate others.
The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to
maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and
equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our
excellence, and fundamental components of a positive, enriching learning
and work environment for students, faculty and staff.
1. Develop a strong research program in soil microbiology. The successful
candidate will be expected to compete for national grants, such as those in
NSF, NIH, DOE, and USDA, as well as to collaborate with soil and
environmental scientists throughout the department and university. The
candidate is expected to become a leader in soil microbiology nationally
2. The teaching component of the position requires teaching of an
undergraduate/graduate level course (e.g., Soil Biology) and a graduate
level course (such as Environmental Biogeochemistry or Environmental
Microbiology). These courses are core in the Soil Science undergraduate and
graduate programs. Additional teaching may include contributions to
existing courses or through the development of new courses. In addition,
the successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Although not required, the successful candidate will be offered a year-long
fellowship with the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence program to
support teaching as an new assistant professor.
INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the
profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status,
abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves
to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity
as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating
a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background -
people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please
and Inclusion <http://diversity.wisc.edu/>
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
PhD in Soil Science or related field.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
The position will require a strong foundation in soil microbiology and
relevant research experience.
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 environmental and agricultural soil research.
A075400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/SOIL SCIENCE
Full Time: 100%
APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION:
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE:
OCTOBER 01, 2019
ACADEMIC (9 months)
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 98222.
Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application
To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."
Applicants must upload five (5) separate documents: 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
The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 14, 2019, however the
position will remain open and applications may be considered until the
position is filled.
phillip.barak at wisc.edu
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all
qualified individuals to apply.
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:
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require
you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of
applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity
of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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Wisconsin Police Department <uwpolice at mhub.uwpd.wisc.edu>.
*APPLICATIONS OPEN:*APR 9 2019 Central Daylight Time
*APPLICATIONS CLOSE:*OPEN UNTIL FILLED
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