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Assistant/Associate Professor of Soil Microbiomes, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University

To support the services that soils provide we need to regenerate their health.

Healthy soils thrive with microbial life.

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.

Job posting at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/45975

Application deadline September 8th, 2017

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

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