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Assistant Professor in Soil Biogeochemistry

Employer
University of Rhode Island
Location
Kingston, Rhode Island
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Discipline
Biogeosciences
Job Type
Faculty, Assistant Professor
Organization Type
Academic

Job Details

The Department of Natural Resources Science (NRS) in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Soil Biogeochemistry. Anticipated appointment January 2024. URI is the State’s flagship land and sea grant research university located in Kingston, Rhode Island— a beautiful seaside community that is well connected by car and rail about 40 min from Providence, an hour from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

The Natural Resources Science department has 18 full-time faculty members conducting active research programs and numerous staff working in cooperative extension. Our department has over 300 undergraduates majoring in either Environmental Science and Management or Wildlife and Conservation Biology with a number of undergraduate minor degrees including Soil Environmental Science. Our faculty mentor numerous graduate students majoring in either M.E.S.M (a non-thesis professional M.S. program) or thesis-based research at both the M.S. and Ph.D level in the interdisciplinary Biological and Environmental Sciences graduate program.

We invite individuals with a record of successful research, as well as a demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching, experiential learning, and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels to apply. The successful candidate will generate an internationally-recognized program of research and scholarship investigating current environmental issues and problems such as climate change, pollution remediation, and sustainability. Expertise may include but are not limited to greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater treatment, water quality, PFAS, environmental justice, and similar or related fields. The candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and experiential learning in the fields of biogeochemistry, soil microbial ecology, pollution abatement, or similar topics relevant to our students’ degree requirements. Priority will be given to candidates who show a commitment to broadening participation of members of underrepresented groups in science through research, pedagogical practices, and public engagement, and who would contribute to University of Rhode Island’s goals of increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.

BASIC FUNCTION:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop an externally funded research program, and support public engagement.

Visit URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to view the full details of the position and to apply for faculty job posting (F00387).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Applications received after November 15, 2023, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.

The University of Rhode Island is an EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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