Assistant or Associate Professor - Plant Pathology

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is seeking applications for a faculty position in plant pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The academic year appointment has Extension (primary) and research (secondary) components.  Research must be translational and will address diseases affecting corn, soybeans, and wheat in Indiana.  Specific areas of research may include, but are not limited to, etiology, epidemiology, and the investigation of novel strategies and tactics to avoid or mitigate disease-related damage.  The successful candidate will be expected to direct graduate student research and attract extramural funding.  Extension responsibilities will include development of creative and substantive educational materials and opportunities for a broad clientele base that includes producers, agribusiness associates, and county Extension educators. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience.

Qualifications:  a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology. Experience in disease etiology, epidemiology and management, or related research areas is preferred. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Applicants with outstanding written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in the application of innovative educational technologies will be favored. Interested individuals must submit an application packet that outlines their Extension philosophy and interests, a statement of research interests, professional goals, a complete curriculum vitae that includes a summary of academic and other professional experiences, and the names and contact information for four references. The Department and College are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution –

Application deadline:  October 15, 2017
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