Assistant Professor in Soil Biology at Michigan State University

Assistant Professor in Soil Biology at Michigan State University

The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Soil Biology (75% research and 25% teaching) to begin August, 2014. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program in soil biology, including research in managed cropping systems. Examples of research areas include ecological approaches to improving soil quality; roles of soil organisms in carbon and nutrient cycling; and the impacts of changing climate and management practices on soil community dynamics and ecosystem function. Teaching includes an undergraduate course in soil biology and contribution to a graduate course. Applicants must have a doctorate in soil biology or a closely related field and show evidence of excellence in research and teaching. Postdoctoral experience, evidence of scholarly activities, and a demonstrated ability to obtain competitive external grants are desirable. Qualified individuals should submit a letter of application, a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. Applications for this position should be submitted online at https://jobs.msu.edu (posting #8475) or visit our offices at 1407 S. Harrison, Room 110, East Lansing, MI. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Karen A. Renner, Search Committee Chair, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1325. Telephone 517-355-0271 extension 1233, E-mail: renner@msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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