| The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska is accepting applications for an Applied Soil Chemist Position with a 75% teaching and a 25% research appointment. This will be a nine-month, tenure-leading faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rank and tenure will be based on experience and credentials of the successful applicant. |
Teaching responsibility emphasis will be leadership in the undergraduate and graduate teaching program through an entry-level course in soil resources and an upper undergraduate and graduate soil chemistry course. These courses support several majors in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the College or Agriculture and Natural Resources (CASNR). In addition, academic advising of undergraduate students is expected. Teaching other courses at the graduate level on his/her expertise including urban environment and engaging in professional development and grantsmanship to strengthen the teaching program are also expected. The candidate should have a strong background in the field of soil chemistry and/or environmental soil chemistry.
Research responsibilities will include an emphasis on applied soil chemistry. Conducting research in agricultural, peri-urban, and urban areas investigating field applications of chemical processes that impact soil and environmental quality is expected. Specific investigations can include research to a better understanding of transport, sorption, transformation, and fate of chemicals including emerging contaminants such as hormones and pharmaceutical products using innovative approaches, including geospatial techniques.
Additionally, the incumbent will seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups and educational programming. Connect with stakeholders, agency and/or partners to strengthen research/educational programming. Obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research/teaching programming and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. Translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools. Identify issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance. Measure the impact of his/her research and teaching programs and communicate results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media.
Candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in place by date of hire in Soil Science, Environmental Soil Science or closely related fields, with appropriate documented teaching in soil science and research experience in applied soil chemistry. Excellent communication skills; experience working in multi-disciplinary research and/or teaching teams required. Evidence of a strong publication in research and teaching pedagogy and grant record will be viewed favorably. Other preferred qualifications include postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience to include leadership in innovative teaching and learning scholarship, and science literacy.
To review the complete position details and to apply for this position, go to: http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_170022. Click on “Apply to this Job.” Complete the faculty form and attach a cover letter, an overview of teaching and research experience and interests, and a curriculum vitae. Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
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