Quantitative Fungal Ecologist: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Quantitative Fungal Ecologist: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a Quantitative Fungal Ecologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. This 9-month (academic year), tenure-leading appointment will lead an integrated research and teaching program that meets the needs of agricultural producers in Nebraska and connects with regional and national crop pathology programs and colleagues with an emphasis on quantitative fungal ecology including population genetics and/or applied epidemiology. The apportionment for this position is 60% research and 40% teaching. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Plant Pathology are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups. 

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining a high impact, externally supported research program that will enhance understanding of the biology and epidemiology of fungal pathogens and the diseases they cause, and examine how climate change and production system changes affect pathogen populations in Nebraska and the surrounding region. This position will provide curriculum needed for the Plant Pathology graduate program, Doctor of Plant Health program, and undergraduate courses required for the Plant Pathology minor and the Plant and Landscape Systems major as well as recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students. 

A Ph.D. in plant pathology or related field with a specialization in plant pathology is required.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to be a strong team contributor/leader, teaching experience, course development experience, demonstrated innovative teaching approaches, applied field research experience, student mentoring experience at undergraduate or graduate level, and demonstrated success in securing competitive grants.

Review of applications will begin March 7, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220007. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

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