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Tenure-track Assistant Plant Pathologist and Extension Plant Pathologist

Aug 21

Written by: SuperUser Account
8/21/2014 3:57 AM 

Washington State University – Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Plant Pathologist and Extension Plant Pathologist. The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks an outstanding scientist to initiate and conduct innovative research and extension programs on the epidemiology and management of fungal and bacterial diseases of commercially-produced tree fruits in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. The position is focused primarily on research, with expectation to co-teach a graduate level seminar. Particular emphasis is on addressing the linkage of pre-harvest epidemiology of diseases in orchards with post-harvest disease problems. The position is located at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), located in Wenatchee, Washington at the center of the premier tree fruit production area of North America. The tenure unit for this position is the WSU Department of Plant Pathology. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department of Plant Pathology and the Director of the TFREC. Information about the Department of Plant Pathology can be found at http://plantpath.wsu.edu. Information about the TFREC can be found at http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu. Required: An earned doctorate degree in plant pathology or related field at the time of hire. Evidence of research productivity commensurate with career level. Evidence of ability to develop an original research program addressing the biology and management of plant diseases. Evidence of ability to develop an effective extension program. Evidence of excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills. Ability to advise graduate students. Highly Desired: Demonstrated ability to do field research. Demonstrated familiarity with both traditional laboratory and molecular methods for the study of plant pathogens. Evidence of ability to communicate with and interact effectively with stakeholder constituencies including producer associations, agribusinesses, and others. Evidence of success in obtaining external funding in the form of competitive grants, gifts and in-kind resources to support programs. Application materials must include: a letter specifically addressing each required and preferred qualification, curriculum vitae, a separate statement of research Interests, a list of three (3) professional references (include names, addresses, e-mails and telephone numbers), and a scanned photocopy of official transcripts to facilitate screening. For a complete position description listing all qualifications and application process, visit: www.wsujobs.com. Screening: October 1, 2014. EEO/AA/ADA.

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