The Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences at
Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT
PROFESSOR in SOIL ECOLOGY. The University, College of Sciences and Health
Professions, and the Department seek to attract an active, culturally and
academically diverse faculty of the highest quality. The successful
candidate is expected to establish an independent, externally funded
research program, to supervise undergraduate, graduate M.S., and Ph.D.
research, and to demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Those with soil ecology interests in one or more of the
following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: microbial processes,
biogeochemistry, carbon sequestration, soil remediation and urban ecology.
This position offers the opportunity to work within a regional collaborative
of ecologists, social scientists, urban planners, landscape designers,
resource managers, decision-makers and long-standing research partnerships
at the Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Cleveland
Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and other public and
private organizations.

Minimum qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. obtained by
December 31, 2015, and evidence of research and teaching in biology and/or
environmental science.

Preferred qualifications: Post-doctoral research or equivalent professional
experience, a record of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals,
potential for obtaining external funding, demonstrated competence in college
teaching, potential for contributing to the doctoral program, and ability to
effectively contribute through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or
service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the
academic community.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online through the Human Resources
website (http://ift.tt/20dmrRo ). Mailed or emailed
application materials will not be accepted. Review of complete applications
will begin on November 30, 2015 and continue until position is filled. For
full consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
a description of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and up
to three reprints as PDF files. Applicants must arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be submitted directly by referees to the application site
or the following e-mail: bgessearch@csuohio.edu. Please include the
applicant’s surname in all PDF file names submitted.

CSU offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a
competitive startup fund package. Starting date: August 22, 2016. Offer of
employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s
verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or
University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal
background check. This hiring is contingent on maintaining the existing
levels of funding from the State of Ohio.

For additional information, consult the Department’s website:
(http://ift.tt/1WlbJUb) or contact Dr. Julie A. Wolin,
Chair, Soil Ecologist Search Committee (E-mail: bgessearch@csuohio.edu).
Cleveland State University is an AA/EOE committed to nondiscrimination.
M/F/D/V encouraged.

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