Field Crop Pathologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a Field Crop Pathologist to lead an integrated, high impact extension and research field-crop pathology 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 soybean pathology. This is a tenure-track, academic-year appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
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 Department of 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 an externally supported research and extension program while seeking and establishing effective collaborations with local stakeholders, complementary research groups, educational groups, and other partners. This position will teach one graduate-level course, integrate teaching and extension programming to advance the plant pathology curriculum for online learners, serve as a key link for the applied disease management content in the graduate program, support student recruitment, and provide student advising and mentoring.
A Ph.D. in plant pathology or related field with a specialization in plant pathology is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with farmers in an extension and/or industry program; successful demonstration of being a strong team contributor; teaching experience, specifically online or distance teaching experience; applied field research experience; and demonstrated success in securing competitive grants.
To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210132. 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 (3 page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your curriculum vitae; 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: email@example.com); and 4) a statement describing your Extension and Teaching Philosophy, including how to integrate research into your extension program. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.