The Department of Plant Pathology consists of 16 tenure-track faculty, including five with a majority or partial extension appointment, and over 60 students and staff. The department boasts a group of energetic and productive research faculty with strengths in both applied and basic research whose mission includes the development of management solutions to economically important diseases on numerous crops in North Dakota. In addition, several adjunct faculty members housed in the USDA facilities on campus bring additional expertise and collaborative opportunities to the successful candidate. NDSU has a network of seven highly productive and respected Research Extension Centers, located in all regions of the state, with a history of strong collaborative efforts with departmental faculty. NDSU enrolls approximately 14,500 undergraduate and graduate students, including over 40 graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology.
Minimum qualifications are: an earned Ph.D. in plant pathology or closely related field that includes extensive training in plant pathology; demonstrated ability to conduct extension-related activities; demonstrated ability to conduct and publish applied research on plant diseases of agronomic crops; and strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred qualifications are: experience with commodity groups, experience with Midwest production agriculture, and experience beyond the doctorate in a university or industry setting.