[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor- Soil Scientist/Pedologist Oregon State University

Oregon State University, Department of Crop
and Soil Science, is seeking a full time Assistant Professor in Pedology/Soil
Science who studies soil-forming processes and the importance of soils in earth
system science. Research that incorporates collaboration with Critical Zone
Observatories, is interdisciplinary in nature, and views soils as a complex
system is especially encouraged. Possible areas of research could include soil-water
dynamics, digital soil mapping and soil and landscape classification, energy
based modeling of pedogenesis and ecosystem function, soil forming processes in
the critical zone, pedology informing ecological and ecosystem dynamics, and human
dimensions of land-use change. Tools could include remote sensing, dynamic or
spatial modeling, experimental studies and observation, and geochemistry. The
candidate should work in a field that can attract significant extramural
funding. PhD required by start of employment in Soil Science, Earth Science or
closely related field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an
advanced course in soil morphology and classification, an undergraduate course
in soil science, and a course in the candidate’s specialty. This position supports the department
and university mission to develop and disseminate research-based information to
practitioners and policy makers.

 

Required
qualifications include PhD in
Soil Science, Earth Science or closely related field with demonstrated
experience in soil landscape studies as related to Pedology, with demonstrated
teaching skills and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing
diversity. Salary
is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and
apply, go to http://ift.tt/1oHjQJK. Apply to posting # 0014231. Review of the applications will begin on 20 April 2015 and continue
until the position is filled. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.
Questions should be addressed to Dr. Kate Lajtha, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
97331, email: lajthak@science.oregonstate.edu.

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