Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Full-Time Lecturer Soil Science
Department: CAFES-Natural Res Mgmt&Env Sci (100800)
College/Division: CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Full-time, academic year (9 month), lecturer position within the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Beginning date is September 7, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is "Learn by Doing." Strong interests in laboratory/field-based undergraduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The successful candidate will teach introductory soil science and soil morphology and classification. The successful candidate will participate in Future Farmers of America (FFA) land judging state finals held on campus annually and nurture overall student development.
Introductory Soil Science, (SS 121: Biological, chemical, physical and genetic properties of soils. Application of scientific principles to solving land use, water management, and soil conservation problems. Interpretation of soils data for making environmental decisions, applying management practices, and sustainable food production) and Soil Morphology (SS 321-Identification of soil morphological and site properties. Correlation of soil physical and chemical properties with soil taxonomy and land use. Techniques of interpretations for agriculture, forest lands, wetlands, range lands and urban development) are taken by all NRES majors as well as by students from many of the departments within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate will share teaching responsibilities for these courses with tenure-track and part-time lecturers within the department.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
M.S. degree in Soil Science or closely related field by the starting date is required. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in teaching. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interest in undergraduate teaching is required. This position requires extensive interaction with students, faculty, staff, the general public and industry groups. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, and those who have international experience or the desire to cultivate international links, are of particular interest.
Ph.D. degree in Soil Science preferred.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
Review Begin Date: 04-10-2017
Requisition Number: 104333
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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