Update: 12.07.2017

In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed.

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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Vacancy : Assistant professor soil physics University of Wisconsin-Madison

We seek a soil physicist for a tenure-track position in the faculty of the Department of Soil Science. Soil physics is a core research area in the Department and this position is integral to undergraduate and graduate programs in soil and environmental sciences. The candidate will contribute to the strategic reconfiguration of the department into a global center of excellence at the forefront of environmental and agricultural soil research.

The successful candidate will explore topics in soil physics research such as formation of soil structure in relation to clay, biota, and organic matter, modeling transport of water, energy, solutes, and particulates; soil sensor development; and soil management and resilience. The candidate should be able to work cross-disciplinary, improving linkages across the food-water-energy nexus. The teaching component of the position would entail at minimum an undergraduate/graduate level course and a graduate level course.

The position carries a commitment to the three function of research, instruction, and outreach as well as professional university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

Anticipated begin date is January 1, 2018. Application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 page teaching statement, 2 page research statement, and a list of 3 references (name, title & affiliation, phone, e-mail. Transcripts will be required later.

Materials should be submitted by September 1, 2017. View full job description and submit application to http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495501/assistant-professor