Tenure-Track Professor Position: Forest and Range Soils, California Polytechnic State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Forest & Range Soils

Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Beginning date is 01-05-2015 but no later than 09-14-2015. This position is a full-time teaching appointment with expectations for professional development through research or project work. Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will teach courses in forest and range soils, soil morphology and classification, introductory soil science, and additional related courses (e.g. soil mapping, soil judging, soil and water conservation) depending on curricular needs and the candidate’s expertise and personal professional goals. Particular expertise is desired in nutrient cycling, fire effects, erosion and mass movement, soil-geologic relations, and forest and range management practices. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses.

Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching, and our motto is, “Learn by Doing”. In this vein, strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills are required. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to link research and practice, and to participate in scholarly activities (e.g., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of his or her professional development and contribution to the University’s mission. These activities must address societal needs and include opportunities and challenges that face practicing soil scientists and managers working in forest, range, and wildland ecosystems.

Requirements: Doctorate degree in soil science or related field by the starting date required, with one degree in forestry preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and research (commensurate with time since degree), as well as ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

To Apply: Visit the CalPoly jobs site and complete a required online faculty application and apply to requisition #103099. Please attach to electronic application, a letter of interest, teaching philosophy resume/curriculum vitae and copy of transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application.

Deadline: This position is Open Until Filled, Review Begin Date 09-15-2014 applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured. Selected candidate will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO

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