Assistant Professorship in Forest Belowground Ecology
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at NTU Singapore (NTU; www.ntu.edu.sg) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor as part of a targeted initiative to expand ecological and environmental research in Southeast Asia. The Asian School of the Environment is a new interdisciplinary School that focuses on Asian environmental challenges. This position will complement the recently developed formal collaboration link of the ASE with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, which is aimed at advancing Singapore’s capacity in terrestrial (and notably forest) ecology with particular reference to the Southeast Asian region. Strong interdisciplinary links between the ASE and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, the Earth Observatory of Singapore and Complexity Institute provide excellent opportunities for tackling large, cutting edge research questions. Successful applicants will also contribute to development and execution of new undergraduate programs in ecology and related environmental science. We seek a forest ecologist focused on the belowground subsystem. Research interests may include but are not limited to plant-soil-microbial interactions, mycorrhizal ecology, soil microbial ecology, root and rhizosphere ecology, carbon and nutrient (notably nitrogen and/or phosphorus) cycling, plant-soil interactions and feedbacks, the decomposer subsystem, or microbial or organic biogeochemistry.