[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure track position in Environmental Soil Biogeochemistry at McGill University, Canada

Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University


Position ID:         McGill-Natural Resource Sciences-ASSTPROF [#8829]

Position Title:     Assistant Professor in Environmental Soil Biogeochemistry

Position Type:    Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Position Location:  Montreal, Quebec H9X3V9, Canada

Subject Areas:    Environmental Science / Biogeochemistry/Soil Science

Starting Date:     2017/08/01

Appl Deadline:    2017/03/10


Position Description:

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites outstanding scholars to submit applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Soil Biogeochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. This is a full-time tenure track appointment with teaching, research and service responsibilities. The appointee will develop a strong, active, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. The appointee will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged with others in the Department, across the Faculty and the University. Service is expected to include demonstrated contributions to the university and scholarly communities, as well as outreach/engagement in the broader community.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to perform research on the physical, chemical and biological components and processes of soils that control the fluxes of water, contaminants, carbon, nutrients and greenhouse gases from ecosystems. The research program will address soil biogeochemistry in the context of natural and anthropogenic disturbances, such as sustainable agriculture, land use change, pollution from trace metals and persistent organic substances, spatial soil heterogeneity and global climate change.


The selected applicant’s record of performance must demonstrate achievement and evidence of outstanding research potential in the area of environmental soil biogeochemistry. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability and commitment to teaching excellence in agricultural and environmental sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

This position will complement the Department of Natural Resource Science’s existing strengths in soil science, agriculture, applied ecology, ecotoxicology, forest and landscape ecology, wildlife and fisheries biology, entomology, microbiology, economics and natural resource policy. The successful candidate should have experience and interest in working with interdisciplinary groups.


Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as soil science, biogeoscience, applied physical chemistry, vadose zone hydrology, environmental sciences or environmental engineering.

Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances.

Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes achievements and future plans, up to three publications in PDF format, a summary of teaching interests and experience, and letters from three professional references who can evaluate their candidacy for a tenure-track position. The position start date is August 1, 2017.

For more information about the Department and Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visit our web sites at: http://www.mcgill.ca/nrs/department-natural-resource-sciences; www.mcgill.ca/macdonald.

Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Brian Driscoll, brian.driscoll@mcgill.ca

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8829

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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