Position Number: 00007538
Primary Function of Organization Unit: Crop & Soil Sciences is a Department with diverse disciplines that encompass research, extension and teaching related to soil science and theory and the genetic improvement, production and utilization of agronomic and turf-grass crops. Research in basic and applied science and the engagement and technology transfer to public and private sector practitioners.
Essential Job Duties: The selected candidate will develop a research and teaching program that integrates pedologic principles with modern measurement and computational approaches that address contemporary soil-land use issues. Research should focus on interactions between soil properties and human activities at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Research topics might include characterizing the pathways of contaminants through landscapes in both urban and rural settings; using geospatial techniques to assess soil quality; or improving effectiveness of on-site waste disposal systems in problem soils. Research that provides new information that supports our on-site wastewater training program will be encouraged. Generation of external funding from multiple sources to support the research program is required. It is expected that the candidate present research at state, regional and national symposia and meetings, and publish research studies in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. The candidate is expected to teach an undergraduate/graduate-level course in soil genesis, classification, and mapping. This course will also include field and laboratory training in soil-landscape relationships and soil interpretations for land use decisions. An additional course will be taught each year in the person's area of interest or as needed by the Department. Coaching the intercollegiate soils judging team will be part of teaching responsibilities. Inclusiveness and diversity are essential to the success of the university. Therefore, the selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all individuals.
Minimum Education/Experience: PhD in Soil Science or related field with focus on pedology
Department Required Skills: The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension appropriate to a land-grant university, and be able to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, relevant industry and governmental groups, and the public.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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