The School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine seeks applicants for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the program area of Soil Science. This is a 50% research and 50% teaching position. Responsibilities will include research, teaching, student advising, and providing expertise to the state and UMaine community in the area of Soil Science. The position carries an expectation to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University and the discipline.
The faculty member will teach courses central to the curriculum in the Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Horticulture, and Sustainable Food Systems undergraduate degree programs. Potential classes include Soil Science, Environmental Soil Chemistry and Plant Nutrition, Nutrient Management, Soil Microbiology, or Soil Health and a class at the graduate level. Research in this position would support innovation in soil health, soil chemistry, or related fields, as well as provide research opportunities for students. We seek a scientist with the training and motivation to conduct research on the basic to applied continuum. Collaboration and coordination with state, federal, and industry partners is highly encouraged.
Review of applications will begin November 6, 2023. For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Stephanie Burnett at email@example.com or 207.581.2937
Appropriate background checks are required. The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
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Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
Ph.D. in soil health, soil chemistry or biogeochemistry, soil health, soil microbiology, basic soil science, or another closely related field; the position will focus on sustainable nutrient management and soil health
Strong potential for or an established record of effectiveness in teaching
Strong potential for or an established record of effectiveness in research
Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students
Excellent communication skills appropriate for technical and non-technical audiences
Demonstrated experience with statistical approaches, instrumentation and sensing, analytical approaches, or other current methods used in soil science research
Demonstrated track record of collaborative research, including seeking external funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals
Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution
Demonstrated interest in, and experience with, innovative teaching modalities
Strong potential for, or an established record of conducting research in response to state or public need, including developing projects of relevance to agricultural stakeholders
For more information and to apply, please visit this site. The following materials must be submitted as part of your application:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) a teaching statement
4.) a research statement
5.) contact information for three professional references