Research Faculty

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, United States 🇺🇸

Position TitleResearch Faculty
Division/CollegeCol of Agricultural & Life Sciences
DepartmentPlant,Soil & Entomological Sciences
Employee CategoryFaculty
Classification Group TitleResearch Faculty
Tenure TrackingTenure Track
RankAssistant Professor
Interim/Term AppointmentNo
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track)Not Applicable
Position TypePermanent
Pay Range$65,005.20+ DOE
Type of AppointmentAcademic Year
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Internal Posting? 
Position Summary

The appointee is expected to develop a regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized research program related to watershed nutrient management. The appointee will conduct research and have expertise in soil, water, and nutrient management, especially related to nutrient use efficiency, nutrient movement, plant-nutrient interactions, and mitigating fertilizer/manure impacts on water quality. The appointee will have experience in working across multiple spatial scales. Housed in the Soil and Land Resources Division, this collaborative position is part of a cluster hire in the interdisciplinary Water Resources program. The appointee will, therefore, play an active role in both programs. The appointee will be responsible for teaching a senior level lecture and laboratory course in watershed nutrient management.


Job Duty FunctionTeaching and Advising:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Responsibility for a senior level lecture/laboratory course related to watershed nutrient management. The goal of this course will be to teach students the fundamentals of nutrient management with a focus on maintaining water quality, plant productivity and long-term soil health. A three hour lab per week will be taught to provide hands on experience that reinforces lecture materials.

Job Duty FunctionScholarship and Creative Activity:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Lead a strong program in the area of watershed nutrient management. Program research areas may include nutrient dynamics, nutrient and water use efficiency, nutrient application using methods of precision agricultural management, protection of water quality, etc.

Conduct research supported by external grant funding, present findings at professional conferences, and publish in peer reviewed scientific journals. Recruit, lead and mentor students in research activities. Cooperate with internal and external extension and research colleagues to identify research priorities, conduct collaborative projects, and disseminate results.

Job Duty FunctionOutreach and Extension:
Job Duties/Responsibilities


Job Duty FunctionUniversity Service and Leadership:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Service for University functions and professional organizations.


Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. at the time of hire in soil science, agronomy, or closely related field. Demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed research commensurate with career level. Ability to teach a nutrient management course. The appointee must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience with grant writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level;
demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams to conduct transdisciplinary research and outreach;
demonstrated leadership ability in research;
record of research publication in the area of nutrient management in soils and watersheds commensurate with career level;
demonstrated knowledge of the application of research techniques to understand nutrients in soils and watersheds; and
demonstrated experience in student mentoring and teaching.

Posting Information

Posting NumberF000551P
Posting Date03/06/2017
Closing Date04/07/2017
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of application addressing your qualifications (for both the minimum and preferred qualifications listed) and interests, including a clear description of your research interests and teaching philosophy.

In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and transcripts.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V