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Tenure-track Assistant Professor / Extension Plant Pathologist, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Aug 3

Written by: SuperUser Account
8/3/2018 6:59 AM 

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University. Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Jobs at Montana State University webpage.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department seeks an individual who will: a) Develop an outstanding extension education program covering disease management strategies for row crops. The extension education program should be supportive of county agents and address needs of growers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness, trade associations, and the various commodity groups associated with crop responsibilities; b) Develop an applied research program that is innovative and relevant to stakeholder needs and extension responsibilities; and c) Participate in the state Integrated Pest Management program.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant Pathology or closely related field.
  2. A record of peer reviewed publications
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Extension, research, and instructional experience in plant disease management.
  2. Ability to produce and assimilate research-based information for pest management recommendations.
  3. Evidence of productive interactions with industry, agencies, and academic groups.
  4. Evidence of participation in externally funded collaborative extension and/or research activities.
  5. Ability to develop innovative programs leading to increased County Extension Agent capacity in plant disease management.
  6. Evidence of potential for successful mentoring of graduate students.
  7. Experience in crop production systems.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have demonstrated interest in outreach activities.
  • Be a dynamic extension educator and scientist who will (i) help MSU continue to provide outstanding extension, research, teaching, and service; (ii) have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with extension and research scientists and educators from MSU’s Extension and MAES faculty, and effectively interface with growers, stakeholders, and students; (iii) have excellent written and oral communications skills; and (iv) work cooperatively with people of diverse backgrounds.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Department


The Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology has 28 tenure track faculty including plant pathologists, plant breeders, plant physiologists, horticulturalists, entomologists, cereal chemists, and plant molecular biologists. The Department has state-of-the-art laboratory and plant growth facilities. Field research facilities are available both on campus and at 7 MAES Research Centers located strategically throughout the state. The Department offers both MS and Ph.D degrees in Plant Pathology and Plant Science. There are currently 35 graduate students and 150 undergraduate majors in the Department.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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