JOB NO.: 90960-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 90960-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

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 required.

Position Summary:

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.

Additional Information:

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.


Teresa Busby
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Instructions to applicants:

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.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Jun 19 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 1 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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