[ECOLOG-L] Tenure Track Positions and the Jornada Basin LTER

We have two faculty positions open at New Mexico State University that are intended to support the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program. One is broadly defined as a 12-month Associate or Full Professor of Environmental Sciences and the second is a 9-month Assistant Professor of Pedology.

 

Both are excellent opportunities to work closely with the Jornada LTER (http://jornada.nmsu.edu/lter), an interdisciplinary team of investigators from seven major universities and three federal agencies conducting research at the USDA Jornada Experimental Range and the NMSU Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center near Las Cruces, NM, USA. The goals of the Jornada LTER are to understand and quantify the mechanisms that generate alternative natural and human-dominated states in dryland ecosystems, and to predict future states and their consequences for the provisioning of ecosystem services.

 

A brief description of each position is below – for more details, and to apply, see the web links below. Please forward this information to interested applicants. Dr. Debra Peters (debpeter@nmsu.edu), lead PI of the Jornada Basin LTER, can be contacted for more information.

 

https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/24004

Associate/Professor of Soil or Environmental Science
Rank Associate Professor, Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary The candidate will join plant, soil and environmental scientists in a multidisciplinary department that teaches courses in support of BS, MS, and PhD degree programs. Teaching and advising at the graduate level must be viewed as a vital career component. Teaching a course in field research methods and an additional course in the candidate’s specialty will be part of the responsibility for the successful candidate. Research conducted in arid and semiarid ecosystems should include interdisciplinary approaches to study the current, past, and future links between soils and life in the critical zone with applications to land and water resources. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with researchers in- and outside the department and college to achieve teaching and research goals as well as contribute to guiding the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program funded by the National Science Foundation. The successful candidate must develop an externally funded research program and effectively communicate research findings by publishing in refereed journals.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Soil Science, Ecology, Geoscience, Agronomy or closely related discipline is required. Evidence of obtaining external funding for and conducting landscape-scale research in arid and semiarid ecosystems is required. Research on the role of plants, soil processes, water, and geomorphology in ecosystem dynamics is desirable. The desire and ability to collaborate with other scientists in a multidisciplinary setting is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications (optional) Experience with NSF funded projects is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please include sample publications with your letter of interest
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Annual
Posting Date 12/04/2015
Closing Date 02/29/2016

 

 

 

 

https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/24095

Assistant Professor of Pedology
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary The pedologist will join a faculty of plant, soil and environmental scientists in a multidisciplinary department that teaches courses in support of BS, MS, and PhD degree programs. Teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels must be viewed as a vital career component. Teaching an undergraduate course in Soil Morphology & Classification, additional courses in environmental or soil science, and a course in the candidate’s specialty will be the major responsibility for the successful candidate. Research will be conducted in agricultural, urban, rangeland and/or desert ecosystems. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with researchers in- and outside the department and college to achieve teaching and research goals as well as collaborate with the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program funded by the National Science Foundation. The successful candidate must develop an externally funded research program and effectively communicate research findings by publishing in refereed journals. Participation in professional and campus-wide service is expected.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Soil Science, Environmental Science, Geoscience, Agronomy or closely related discipline is required. Evidence of experience conducting landscape-scale research related to pedologic and biogeochemical processes in natural or agricultural landscapes is required. The desire and ability to collaborate with other scientists in a multidisciplinary setting is necessary. Experience in teaching courses in soil science, environmental science or similar topics is preferred.
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Academic
Posting Date 12/17/2015
Closing Date 02/29/2016

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