Assistant Professor - Critical Zone Pedologist

Employer
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Depart. of Plant & Soil Sciences
Location
Lexington, Kentucky
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
May 20, 2017
Ref
Critical Zone Pedologist
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Contract
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Critical Zone Pedologist, 12-month tenure track assistant professor position: 65% Research, 25% Teaching and 10% Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Lexington, KY. 

Pedology has become an increasingly quantitative discipline investigating soil and landscape forming factors, the development of heterogeneous systems over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, and the effect of human activities therein. 

Research – Field based research supported by the use of modern technological and computational approaches, establish strong publication and extramural funding records and develop successful graduate students.

Teaching – The ability and desire to interact with students is essential. Teach a course in pedology / geomorphology plus other courses, such as soil judging, as needed.   

Service - Serve as the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station liaison with the USDA NRCS Soil Survey Division. Participate in service activities at the university and pursue professional development activities in a professional society.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in pedology, soil science, or a closely related discipline is required by the time of employment. A record of peer-reviewed publications is essential. Teaching experience is valued.

Review of applications begins after May 31, 2017; position is available January 1, 2018.  To view the full position description and application requirements go to http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/139158.  To apply a UK Online Application must be submitted.  Direct questions to Todd Pfeiffer (tpfeiffe@uky.edu) 859-218-0709. 

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people.

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