The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at Texas A&M University invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure track, position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. Review of the position will begin on January 31, 2023
The successful candidate is expected to provide vision and leadership for an internationally recognized research and teaching program that will address current and emerging societal issues associated with soil and water resources. A candidate that uses innovative technologies and approaches is desired. Specific areas of emphasis may include, but are not limited to, quantifying and evaluating the processes and mechanisms of chemical substances (e.g., organic materials, nutrients, metals, metalloids, oxyanions, radionuclides, pesticides, and emerging and environmentally persistent pollutants) in soil and water. Research may be fundamental or applied, and it should strive to address at least one of the following: characterize reactions affecting plant or microbial growth in the soil, treat polluted resources to protect environmental and human health, evaluate management of land resources, or understand fundamental chemical processes in soil and water.
Key stakeholders include, but are not limited to, USDA-NRCS, USDA-ARS, EPA, water management agencies, agronomists, chemists, geochemists, geologists, plant breeders, agricultural engineers, land surface modelers, hydrologists, ecologists, agricultural and environmental educators, sociologists, economists, and policy makers. Preferred candidates will have a commitment to teaching, the ability to secure extramural funding sufficient to sustain a vibrant research program that includes the training of undergraduate and graduate students, publish in top-tier journals in his or her field, and the ability to meet expectations of a land grant institution. Teaching responsibilities will include a split-level undergraduate/graduate Soil Chemistry course (SCSC 624/489) and an undergraduate Soil Fertility course (SCSC 422) or courses as needed by the department. Additional responsibilities will include advising graduate students and providing service to the Department, College, University, and professional societies. The successful candidate must have demonstrated effectiveness in research and written and oral communication, an interest and ability to interact in interdisciplinary or team-based research and instruction, and a sincere commitment to promoting an inclusive and collegial academic environment. The position is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment: 65% research, 25% teaching, 10% service. This faculty position will require an educational and research background in soil chemistry, soil and water chemistry, or environmental chemistry. Information about the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is available at http://soilcrop.tamu.edu/.
The Soil and Crop Sciences Department is one of the largest such departments in the nation and is preeminent throughout the world. Our world-famous faculty has a presence in every county in Texas. Working in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, their goal is to conduct research through trials and experimentation and then transfer that new knowledge to the public.