Assistant Professor / Pedology-Land Use, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. This is a tenure track position with 60% Research and 40% Academic appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. The selected candidate will develop a research and teaching program that integrates pedologic principles with modern measurement and computational approaches to 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. Position opens: July, 2017with review expected September 1, 2017. Apply online only at: http://jobs.ncsu.edu for position number #00007538. Contact Dr. Josh Heitman (firstname.lastname@example.org), search chair, with questions. Additional information about the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences can be found at: http://cropsoil.ncsu.edu/. Applications accepted until a suitable candidate is found. North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under Affirmative Action Policy. The University strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply and will consider applicants without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Minimum Qualifications and Preferences: the selected candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Soil Science or a closely related discipline with a focus on pedology, including experience with field characterization and classification of soils. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed research in internationally recognized journals. Experience in applying pedologic principles for land use interpretation is desired.
The Crop and Soil Sciences Department is the largest of 12 departments within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University. The Department is nationally and internationally recognized and consists of a combined 76 state supported and USDA faculty members. The Department offers two Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in the Agriculture Institute, four Bachelor o...f Science degrees, four M.S. degrees, and two Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Current Departmental enrollment includes approximately 150 students in AAS programs, 140 undergraduate students, and 90 graduate students. Research activities are in the areas of agronomy, agroecology, biotechnology, plant breeding and genetics, plant physiology, soil science (chemistry, fertility, microbiology, pedology, physics), turfgrass, and weed science. Research focuses on environmental and crop production issues. The Department’s extension faculty members have active programs in all aspects of crop production and soil science. Funds are provided by state and federal appropriations, contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. NC State is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.