Assistant Professor - Critical Zone Pedologist

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Depart. of Plant & Soil Sciences
Lexington, Kentucky
Apr 20, 2017
May 20, 2017
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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  To apply a UK Online Application must be submitted.  Direct questions to Todd Pfeiffer ( 859-218-0709. 

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