Assistant Professor, Soil Water Processes
The successful candidate will conduct research in soil water management in dryland and irrigated agriculture. Specific topic areas may include irrigation management and cropping systems that maximize crop water use efficiency in water-limited environments, development of sensor-based monitoring of soil water status, working with crop breeders and physiologists to identify and develop drought tolerant crop genetics, and the interaction between global climate change and soil-water relationships. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, grant-funded research program, including the training of graduate students and publication of research results in high-impact journals and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team of soil and crop scientists, climatologists, and engineers on crop water and environmental stresses with the overall goal of improving productivity of crops. Teaching duties will include a dual level course on the physical properties of soils, an additional course to be identified after the completion of a curriculum review, participation in student extracurricular activities and relevant academic committees. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.