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Assistant Professor - Soil Physics

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Applicant screening will begin immediately. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include letter of application, CV, copy of official transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references. It is preferred that letters of three professional references are submitted via email directly to Gary Hawkins at

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00343F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor - Soil Physics
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range 90,000
Job Summary

This 9-month, tenure-track position involves 40% teaching and 60% research. The successful candidate will be expected to implement a teaching program focused on soil physics and hydrology in Georgia, and to develop an internationally recognized research program on soil physics/hydrology. Potential areas of research include numerical modeling of soil processes across spatial and temporal scales; physical controls on soil and ecosystem processes associated with climate change; water quality and quantity in agricultural and urban streams; rhizosphere processes and their interactions with water, nutrient, and contaminant transport in soil and the vadose zone; and impacts of soil physical properties, hydrologic processes, and soil water dynamics on nutrient cycling and microbial processes. This position will fill a critical campus need for expertise on soil physical processes in the critical zone, and will complement soil and environmental scientists at UGA. The incumbent will be expected to collaborate with relevant programs on campus and demonstrate experience and interest in working with interdisciplinary groups. Teaching responsibilities include a split-level undergraduate-graduate soil physics course, an undergraduate introduction to water resources course, a graduate watershed-scale modeling course, and an advanced graduate course in the individual’s area of expertise. One or two of these courses could be offered on an every-other year basis – depending on student demand and programmatic responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally-funded research program, publish research results in peer reviewed journals, maintain a Federal Hatch project, supervise graduate students, and advise undergraduate students. Responsibilities could change depending on program and/or departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Soil Science or related field with a demonstrated track record and/or potential for a successful research program and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

A teaching and research program focused in hydrology and/or soil physics is preferred.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 05/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy