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Assistant Professor Environmental Soil Chemistry

11.12.2018 - Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry. This position is an 11-month, tenure-track position located on the main campus in Stillwater. This position has 75% Research and 25% teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in the area of environmental soil chemistry. Interdisciplinary research is expected, and possible research areas include soil contamination and remediation, emerging contaminants, water quality, biosolids, byproducts from oil and gas production, other industrial byproducts, land application of animal waste, biogeochemical cycling, and transport of nutrients and contaminants with a focus on environmental sustainability of managed and natural ecosystems.

Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in environmental soil chemistry that is cross listed with the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences program. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and/or teach additional undergraduate and graduate courses based on faculty expertise and departmental priorities as identified in the program curriculum map. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected.

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences includes a diverse group of 23 faculty along with support staff, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students who are dedicated to the Land Grant mission through research, teaching, and extension. Our faculty pride themselves on collegiality and are focused on ensuring success of our students, faculty, and stakeholders. More information can be found at our website, Twitter @OSUplantsoilsci or Facebook @osu.pass

Minimum qualifications include:

  • PhD in soil chemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry or closely related field with major emphasis on environmental soil chemistry at the time of appointment.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to scientific and nonscientific audiences orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working effectively and collaboratively with faculty in Plant and Soil Sciences and the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Ability to identify and aggressively pursue funding opportunities and secure competitive national sources of external funding for research and teaching efforts
  • Dedication to undergraduate and graduate education and a commitment to quality instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous experience in teaching and student advising
  • Evidence of ability to secure external funding

Commensurate with qualifications.

This is an 11-month tenure track faculty position. The position will be filled June 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. While applications will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified, interested parties are encouraged to submit their information by January 18, 2019.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Jeff Edwards, Department Head at 405.744.6130, or Dr. Tyson Ochsner, Professor and Search and Screen Committee Chair, at 405.744.3627

Submit application materials to: (Search by keyword/requisition ID 5860).

  • A letter of application that includes qualifications, associated research and teaching activities, and vision for the position.
  • A separate statement of research interests and philosophy
  • A separate teaching philosophy statement.
  • A copy of transcripts
  • A listing of three names, with telephone number and e-mail address, for those whom may be contacted for additional information.