Washington State University - The Department of Plant Pathology seeks to fill a 12-month, permanent, full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position has research and extension responsibilities in potato pathology and teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded, fundamental and translational research program for diseases of potato grown in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest (PNW). The successful candidate is also expected to develop an innovative extension outreach program relevant to PNW potato production and contribute to the teaching mission of the department and college. Teaching duties will include an introductory undergraduate plant pathology course and/or a graduate level course in the candidate's area of expertise. The person filling this position is expected to serve as an effective mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students and serve as a major advisor and committee member for students working toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Required: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or closely related field by the time of hire; evidence of research productivity commensurate with career level; ability to develop an original research and extension program addressing the biology and management of plant diseases; ability to develop a dynamic and innovative teaching program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred: Evidence of effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills; ability to teach, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; ability to communicate and interact effectively with stakeholder constituencies such as producer associations, agribusinesses, and other organizations and agencies; evidence of obtaining external funding in the form of competitive grants, gifts, and in-kind resources to support research and extension programs. To learn more about the position, please see https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/43420 . Application screening will begin on April 30, 2019 and remain open until filled. For questions about the position, contact Tobin Peever, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com, 509-335-3754. For additional information on Washington State University, CAHNRS or Plant Pathology, visit cahnrs.wsu.edu and plantpath.wsu.edu. EEO/AA/ADA.
Additional Salary Information: Washington State University provides health insurance and contributes to the TIAA Retirement Plan.
About Washington State University
Washington State University:
Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive land-grant research institution with the main campus located in Pullman, additional campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick), Everett, and Vancouver, Washington. There are 11 colleges and a graduate school. More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are served by the Pullman campus. WSU offers some 245 fields of study including more than 96 undergraduate majors, 144 graduate degree programs plus many minors, options, and certificate programs. Bachelor’s degrees are available in all major areas, with master’s and doctoral degrees available in most. WSU is one of the largest residential universities in the West. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.
Department of Plant Pathology:
The tenure unit for this position is the Department of Plant Pathology (plantpath.wsu.edu), which offers one of the most comprehensive plant pathology programs in the country. Facult...y are engaged in a wide range of research activities that address biological, molecular, epidemiological, and biotechnological investigations into diverse groups of microorganisms that threaten the sustainability and profitability of numerous economically important crops. Protecting crops from destructive diseases and ensuring plant health by using environmentally friendly and sustainable strategies are some of the core strengths of our department. Plant pathology faculty are located on the WSU main campus in Pullman and at Research and Extension Centers in Mt. Vernon, Prosser, Puyallup, and Wenatchee. Several USDA-ARS scientists hold adjunct faculty appointments in the department.