Tenure-track position in Geospatial Land Processes (University of Cornell, USA)

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Job Description: Geospatial Land Processes Faculty Position in the School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Soil and Crop Sciences-29215
Description: Assistant/Associate Faculty Position in Geospatial Land Processes, School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Position: The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a 9-month tenure-track position in Geospatial Land Processes with an expected primary affiliation in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences and with research and teaching responsibilities at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program involving laboratory- and field-based investigations, and by using geospatial methods and advanced computational capabilities, integrate soil and agroecosystem properties with environmental covariates to analyze and create a more complete understanding of the complex interactions and processes at variable spatial scales. Processes of potential focus include soil and plant exchange of gases, water, and energy which are critical to plant productivity for food and nutrition security, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas production and sustainable land management. The incumbent is expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program and develop collaborative research and teaching efforts with the Cornell geospatial science and technology community in several academic departments and colleges.  The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course in geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) and an advanced undergraduate/graduate course in spatial modeling and analysis. This position will be 50% teaching and 50% research.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Agronomy, Physical Geography, or related disciplines. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting. Well-qualified applicants are expected to have a distinguished record of academic accomplishments in geospatial science and technology, including demonstrated skills in teaching, quantitative research methods, and demonstrated success in program support through external funds.
Anticipated Start Date: August 2016. 
Academic rank and salary: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) with salary competitive with peer institutions and commensurate with background and experience. 
Applications: Electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a research plan (2-3 pages), teaching interests (1 page), university transcripts, and copies of up to three publications. In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted concurrently with the other application materials here on Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5929. Questions about the position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Harold van Es (hmv1@cornell.edu).

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