Assistant Professor Position – Soil Physics

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:30 to Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:30

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA is looking to hire an Assistant Professor in Soil Physics.

Duties and Responsibilities: This 9-month, tenure-track position involves 40% teaching and 60% research. The successful candidate will be expected to implement a teaching program focused on soil physics and hydrology in Georgia, and to develop an internationally recognized research program on soil physics/hydrology.

Potential areas of research include numerical modeling of soil processes across spatial and temporal scales; physical controls on soil and ecosystem processes associated with climate change; water quality and quantity in agricultural and urban streams; rhizosphere processes and their interactions with water, nutrient, and contaminant transport in soil and the vadose zone; and impacts of soil physical properties, hydrologic processes, and soil water dynamics on nutrient cycling and microbial processes. This position will fill a critical campus need for expertise on soil physical processes in the critical zone,
and will complement soil and environmental scientists at UGA.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in soil science with focus on hydrology and/or soil physics, with experience and demonstrated interest in teaching

Application: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 15, 2017. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position; current CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA.

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Questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Gary L. Hawkins,,

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