Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Soil Microbiomes

Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Commensurate with experience plus comprehensive benefits package
July 13 2017
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Full Time
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The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to study the microbiomes of soil systems. This position is a 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service appointment on a 9-month contract.

We seek applications from candidates who have expertise in the study of microbiomes associated with soil habitats, including critical zones such as the rhizosphere and/or the soil-water-atmosphere interface, and their functional roles in these systems. We define microbiomes as microbial communities (i.e., viruses, bacteria, archaea, and microbial eukaryotes, including fungi), their genes and the molecules with which they interact.

Candidates should be able to articulate how their research addresses overarching challenges in topics such as soil health, environmental biogeochemistry, and/or sustainable agriculture. Commitment to teaching excellence and stakeholder engagement is an important part of this position.

This position is part of a University-wide microbiome cluster hire, complementing and extending the ongoing network of microbiome systems research at Colorado State University.  Application deadline September 8, 2017.  See full job posting at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/45975

For questions contact Dr. Francesca Cotrufo, francesca.cotrufo@colostate.edu