Assistant Professor - Soil Sciences
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: This 12-month, tenure-track position involves 60% teaching and 40% research. The teaching portfolio will include CRSS(FANR) 3060/3060L, Soils and Hydrology (200 students/yr, lecture and laboratory sections) in the spring and fall semesters. This course is required for all Crop & Soil Sciences majors and many majors in Forestry, Horticulture, and Ecology. In addition, every spring the candidate will teach CRSS(GEOL) 4540/6540 - 4540L/6540L, Pedology (25 students/yr) and CRSS 3540, Soil Judging (10 students/yr). The candidate will contribute to undergraduate advising, and depending on the needs of the department, may eventually assume the role of undergraduate advisor. The candidate will develop an research program focused on innovative applications of pedological principles to agricultural, environmental, and ecological issues related to sustainability of temperate ecosystems. Research emphasis could be centered on solutions to impacts of our changing climate by studying how the influence of global environmental processes, soil morphology and function, and soil forming processes influence ecosystem function and biogeochemical cycles. This is an expanding field in the earth and environmental sciences with significant funding opportunities from federal, state, and private sources in the areas of global climate change, carbon cycle science, and earth system processes. UGA has an existing team of soil and environmental scientists working in this area and the candidate's expertise will help position our university as a leader in the field. The candidate will be expected to attract extramural funding, publish research results in peer reviewed journals, maintain a Federal Hatch project, and support an active graduate student program. Job responsibilities could change depending on the needs of the department or college.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Soil Science, Earth Science or closely related field with demonstrated knowledge in soil landscape studies as related to Pedology and Soil morphology, and demonstrated teaching skills.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area