The position is 60% teaching and 40% research. Teaching should include four undergraduate courses annually on topics related to watershed science, including urban soil and water systems, sustainable land management, and soil and water quality. Research should focus on watershed-scale management of soil and water resources. Of particular interest are the integration of theoretical and applied approaches to explore the complex physical, chemical, and biological processes associated with coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles, and interactions between the soil zone, the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Specific applications and methodological approaches of interest include 1) interfaces between natural and managed (e.g., agricultural and urban) landscapes, 2) emphasis on vadose zone hydrology and/or solute transport at a range of spatial and temporal scales, 3) and integration of landscape-scale remote sensing data with quantitative modeling. Research applications may be in a range of ecosystems as related to plant productivity, water quality and quality, water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. Position Requisition # 504820. Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504820/
Required: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in soil and water sciences with specialization in hydrology, soil physics, or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.
Preferred: Demonstration of teaching skills and experience and teaching scholarship is highly desirable. A strong background in physical/process based modeling and/or advanced statistical modeling is advantageous. Training and post-doctoral experience in working with interdisciplinary teams and in the use of state-of-the-art tools are highly desirable. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability or potential to develop integrated teaching, research and/or extension programs in the discipline.