The Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences (PSM, www.canr.msu.edu/psm/) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR, www.canr.msu.edu) at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure stream Assistant Professor in Soil Science with experience and special emphasis in soil genesis and classification. The successful candidate will develop an active teaching (70%) and research (30%) program that employs innovative, evidence-based teaching practices to engage undergraduate and graduate students and help facilitate student learning and understanding. Research interests may include discipline-based education research that combines knowledge of teaching and learning with soil science, with interest in a research topic such as geomorphology and soil genesis, soil pedometrics, climate change and soil resources, soil health, or anthropogenic soils.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in soil science or related discipline with expertise in soil genesis and classification preferred along with postdoctoral experience. Demonstrated experience with pedagogy for diverse learners also preferred. Candidates should have excellent written and interpersonal skills and be able to interact within multi-disciplinary teams to address teaching and research topics relevant to the position responsibilities. • To apply, applicants should provide a (1) cover letter or letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy (2 page limit) outlining vision on short- and long-term goals for undergraduate and graduate instruction, (4) statement of research plans (2 page limit), (5) description of applicant’s commitment to inclusion and diversity across teaching and research (2 page limit), (6) graduate school transcript(s), and (7) names and contact information for three professional references. Complete application packages are to be submitted through the MSU Human Resources site at (careers.msu.edu) and reference posting #706037. Review of applications will begin 07/02/2021 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Kurt Steinke firstname.lastname@example.org.