Assistant Professor –Watershed Science/Soil Physics
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 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.