The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position with research (90%) and teaching (10%) responsibilities for nematology and economically-important diseases caused by nematodes in North Dakota. The successful applicant will develop a new research program at NDSU to enhance knowledge of nematode biology, develop and improve management strategies for crop diseases caused by nematodes in the state and to facilitate the development of crop cultivars and genotypes with resistance to important nematode diseases. Outreach and interaction with commodity groups is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include developing a graduate-level course in nematology and advising graduate students. Service to the department, the university and the profession is expected.
With the addition of this new position, the department has grown to a faculty of 17, exclusive of adjunct faculty. The department enjoys a record enrollment of graduate students, cooperation and collaboration with scientists at research/extension centers strategically located around the state and access to a new, $33M greenhouse complex with a $5M BL-3 facility. North Dakota produces over 40 agricultural crop commodities and leads the nation in production of approximately 12; many are threatened or potentially-threatened by nematodes. NDSU is recognized as a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity (“RU/VH”), placing it in the top 108 public and private research institutions in the country.