Assistant or Associate Professor of Soil and Waste Resources

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT NO.____13-59F36__________
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Soil and Waste Resources
Position Description: The College of Natural Resources (CNR) has a full time (9-month), tenure track,
academic year teaching (100%) position available in the Soil and Waste Resources discipline. We are
seeking an individual with a proven record as a successful undergraduate teacher to teach courses in
Environmental Microbiology, Hazardous Waste Management, Bioremediation of Soils and Groundwater,
and Introduction to Soil/Water Resources. Additionally, the successful candidate may be asked to develop
a course in the Design of Biological Treatment Systems. These courses will contribute to the development
of a potential new Environmental Engineering program. Assisting with or teaching other courses, such as
graduate level courses, within the College of Natural Resources may be required. Teaching a minimum of
three weeks during the summer field experience or in the European Environmental Studies Seminar for
additional compensation is required. We offer facilities that are well equipped to meet the candidate’s
teaching and research interests including a new Waste Education Center. Other duties include
undergraduate and graduate advising, and contribution to college and university governance. Faculty
members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement in their field of interest to
complement teaching responsibilities. Opportunities exist for involvement in research, outreach and
international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements. Experience in and desire
to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is preferred.
Department/University Description: The Soil and Waste Resources discipline is in the College of
Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point ( It has
approximately 1600 undergraduates, 60 graduate students, and over 130 faculty and staff. The Soils and
Waste Discipline is currently home to the Waste Education Center. The College supports premier
undergraduate natural resource programs with disciplines in Fisheries and Water Resources, Forestry,
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Wildlife Ecology, and
the Department of Paper Science and Engineering. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is a
comprehensive regional university with 9500 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Stevens Point, a
pleasant college community with a population of 25,000, is midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis
near the center of the state. The area offers a wide range of cultural, shopping and outdoor recreational
Qualifications: Candidates for the appointment should have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in soil
science or related field by the date of appointment. The relevant Ph.D. is required prior to the first retention
decision. Preference will be given to candidates with practical field experience and undergraduate teaching
experience emphasizing soil or environmental microbiology. Experience in working with federal, state, county
or tribal agencies is desirable.
Appointment Date: August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Terms of Employment: Assistant or Associate Professor in Soil and Waste Resources, tenure track,
full-time, academic year appointment (9 months). Salary is commensurate with education and professional
Application Procedure: Send hard copies of an application letter, a resume, and official transcripts of
academic background, 3 letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of
scholarly interest to: Stacey Allen-Bannach, College of Natural Resources, University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481.
Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2013. The search to fill the position will continue
until a suitable candidate is found. For more information contact Dr. Steve Levine at 715-346-3704, Email:
[email protected]
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested
in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have
their identity revealed as a final candidate.
Employment will require a criminal background check.
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