ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – VEGETABLE PATHOLOGISTCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesDepartment of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology – Geneva, NY
Cornell is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.
The successful candidate will develop an internationally-recognized research (60%) and extension (40%) program focused on soil-borne plant pathogens, their relationship with other soil-borne microbes and edaphic factors, and how these interactions affect the development and management of plant diseases, with an emphasis on root diseases of vegetable crops. The research program could focus on areas such as soil health and sustainability, population genetics/genomics of soil-borne pathogens, and innovative disease management strategies, among other areas. The appointee will also develop a related extension program with a focus on soil-borne diseases of vegetable crops, to include applied and translational research and outreach efforts that will provide a positive impact on vegetable production in New York. The appointee will be expected to interact with the interdepartmental vegetable program work team and soil health team, county and regional Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, and a diverse group of stakeholders that includes New York vegetable growers (conventional, organic, multiple crops) and support industry personnel.
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is available.Cornell University is committed to hiring and promoting a diverse faculty.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in plant pathology, soil microbiology, mycology, nematology, ecology or a closely related discipline. Experience in research, as demonstrated by publication in peer-reviewed journals, is required and prior experience in extension or stakeholder engagement is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues and external stakeholders is critical.
How to Apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and plans, reprints of selected papers, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references should be sent to Dr. Marc Fuchs, Search Committee Chair. Materials to be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online at the following web link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2748.
Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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