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Professional Position in Extension Crops Pathology

Position Description

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is seeking applicants for the position of Extension Crops Pathologist. The primary responsibility of this Administrative/Professional position will be to support Extension Plant Pathology faculty in communicating research-based information to the public. Program development will fall primarily in diseases of agronomic crops.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to support established Extension programs by creating web-based, print, and presentation resources that will be disseminated through Purdue Extension channels. This includes developing and presenting information on current disease issues at county-based Extension programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to aid in disease diagnosis, field surveys, and research projects as appropriate. This person must collaborate effectively with other faculty in an interdisciplinary team approach to crop production and disease management.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a M.S. degree in plant pathology or related field. Experience in agronomic crop disease diagnosis and disease management is preferred. Experience with web development, print technology, Adobe programs, and other computer or technological platforms is preferred. Candidates must also posess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application deadline: September 15th, 2011, or until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a description of extension interests; a complete curriculum vitae that includes a summary of academic and other professional experiences; and the names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Kiersten Wise
Purdue University
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907






Created at 9/8/2011 2:25 PM by Mitchell, John (Bob)
Last modified at 9/8/2011 2:29 PM by Mitchell, John (Bob)