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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND EXTENSION SPECIALIST IN SOIL FERTILITY AND NUTRIENT MGMT

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 271610-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Department:CALS/SOIL SCIENCE
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applications for an academic (9-month) tenure track assistant professor position in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management. The position will be partially funded by the UW Division of Extension. Agriculture is a cornerstone of Wisconsin's economy and a primary source of the state's water quality challenges. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research and extension program that focuses on improving nutrient use efficiency to sustain or improve crop yields while reducing nutrient losses to the environment. Examples of specific research and extension programmatic areas include, but are not limited to: assessing agronomic and environmental tradeoffs with fertilizer and manure use, site-specific and variable rate nutrient applications, modeling-based approaches to nutrient management, building and analyzing big data in agriculture, and utilization of remote and proximal sensing technology in nutrient management, as well as optimizing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for corn, soybean, small grains, and forage crops. In addition to conducting applied research and Extension, the candidate is expected to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

The UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environments for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism, and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all. The Department of Soil Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.

Responsibilities:

CALS Extension-funded faculty are expected to generate, translate, and apply research-based knowledge and methods to issues and problems by integrating research and educational activities into a coherent body of work. CALS Extension-funded faculty are expected to provide leadership in the design, development, and implementation of educational programs and to document the impact of these efforts.

Develop a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program in soil fertility and nutrient management. The successful candidate will be expected to compete for federal grants. Collaboration with soil and environmental scientists on campus, regionally, and nationally is expected. The candidate is expected to become a leader in soil fertility and nutrient management. Participation in regional and national organizations and societies is expected.

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in soil fertility and nutrient management. Teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with campus and college expectations, and consistent with teaching loads of other departmental faculty. Additional teaching may include contributions to existing courses or through the development of new courses. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students. Although not required, the successful candidate will be offered a year-long fellowship with the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence program to support teaching as a new assistant professor.

Develop a high-impact, innovative extension program centered on soil fertility and nutrient management. This will involve leading and participating in existing extension conferences and events, collaborating as part of a team to develop nutrient management guidelines for crops in Wisconsin, collaboration and interaction with existing decision support tools (SnapPlus programming) and other labs and programs (UW Soil and Forage Analysis Lab; Nutrient and Pest Management Program), and producing extension materials (e.g. publications, videos, and tools) for clientele.

Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department, college, and university. Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean
PhD in Soil Science, Environmental Science, Agronomy, Agroecology or related field with specialization in soil fertility and nutrient management

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a record of or demonstrate potential for:
i) Extramural grant-writing.
ii) Publishing in peer reviewed journals.
iii) Mentoring and training graduate students.
iv) Teaching and curriculum development.
v) Development and implementation of Extension programs with state and national impact.
vi) Promoting an inclusive and diverse climate within campus and associated communities.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 01, 2023

Salary:

Minimum $85,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: https://diversity.wisc.edu/

How to Apply:

To ensure consideration by February 19, 2023, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload your CV, cover letter outlining your qualifications, list of three references, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy and your approach for creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory, and a combined research and extension statement (no more than two pages). For questions about the position or application process, please contact Doug Soldat at djsoldat@wisc.edu.

Contact:

Doug Soldat
djsoldat@wisc.edu
608-263-3631
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

Department(s):

A075400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/SOIL SCIENCE

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

271610-FA

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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