Assistant Professor

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Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor
Department OARDC-Environ & Natural Res
Department Location Wooster
Requisition Number 432788
Summary of Duties

The School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking to hire a full-time, nine-month tenure track faculty position at the Ohio State University Wooster campus; this position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas to build on Ohio State’s culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact; the successful candidate will join a highly collaborative transdisciplinary team of over 50 existing faculty and many external partners working toward Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security for Health as part of the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) Discovery Theme; candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program with emphasis on rhizosphere science, focused on addressing contemporary agricultural and environmental issues at field and landscape scales; supports existing undergraduate teaching programs and develop a new graduate level course on rhizosphere processes; develops strong international focus on major global biomes; the Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential; candidates representing traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply; we are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

This position is located in Wooster, OH.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Applicants should send the following materials as a single pdf: i) a cover letter summarizing qualifications, areas of expertise, and experience appropriate to the position, ii) a curriculum vitae that includes a listing of course work in basic and natural sciences, including soil science and agronomy, iii) a statement of research interests and experiences (up to 2 pages), iv) a statement of teaching and outreach philosophy to provide perspective on your approach and experiences with teaching and outreach (up to 1 page), v) three relevant peer-reviewed publications or reports, vi) a list of three references, including complete mailing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Applicants should forward these materials, to: Brian Slater and Steve Culman, Search Committee Co-chairs, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus OH 43210; applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified; questions related to the position can be directed to search committee co-chairs at and/or

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Soil Science, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology or a related field, and extensive experience investigating root-soil interactions in agricultural, natural, or human-impacted landscapes; research experience using experimental techniques in soil-root systems; record of peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated potential for developing extramural funding is essential.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in several of these areas is desirable: nutrient biogeochemistry, microbiology, soil carbon dynamics and permanence, soil health methodology and frameworks, application of modeling techniques, and ecosystem remediation and restoration; candidates should have demonstrated research experience relevant to field-scale management of agricultural and natural ecosystems; experience or demonstrated ability with teaching and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

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Target Salary Negotiable
Job Category Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary/Term/Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 10/07/2017
Posting End Date 12/31/2017
Dept Contact Name Culman,Steven William
Dept Contact Phone 330/263-3787
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