Asst or Assoc Professor - Field Crop Pathologist | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: F_210132 Department: Plant Pathology-0843 Description of Work: The Field Crop Pathologist holds a tenure-track, academic-year appointment as assistant (or associate) professor in the Department of Plant Pathology in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources ( IANR ). The incumbent conducts an integrated 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. The incumbent maintains a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported research and extension program with formal teaching responsibilities, contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Plant Pathology and IANR , including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. The integrated research and extension program addresses issues critical to ensuring crop health in field production systems in Nebraska and the surrounding region, with attention to emerging threats to plant health in the region and nation, and with international relevance. Contributions to the teaching mission will include teaching one graduate-level course and integrating teaching and extension programming to advance the plant pathology curriculum for on-line learners, and to serve as a key link for the applied disease management content in the graduate program – as well as recruiting, advising, and mentoring. The impact of programming is measured, and the results communicated to administrators, stakeholders, and users. In the area of work covered by the position the incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, complementary research groups, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. The incumbent is expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university levels. 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. 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 .  Minimum Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in plant pathology or related field with a specialization in plant pathology Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with farmers in an extension and/or industry program, successful demonstration of being a strong team contributor, teaching experience, specifically on-line or distance teaching experience, applied field research experience, demonstrated success in securing competitive grants. Job Type: 9 Month

Lincoln, Nebraska

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