The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applicants for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.
The position will focus on pathology of potatoes and vegetable crops and carries a 70% extension, 30% research distribution of effort. The incumbent will be expected to develop an innovative and externally funded, extension and research program that improves the management of diseases affecting potatoes and vegetable crops while protecting soil, water and other natural resources.
Experience with potato and vegetable diseases is not a requirement. The incumbent will work closely with colleagues in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, county-based Extension faculty, crop consultants, fresh market
and processing crop growers, vegetable processors and members of the agribusiness community. Exciting opportunities exist for collaboration with colleagues in basic and applied realms of plant biology, microbiology, biotechnology, and related disciplines within the department and across the college and university. The incumbent will mentor graduate and undergraduate
students and support the department's teaching mission.
Requirements include: a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or related discipline; a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of plant pathology and relevant research experience; effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to use modern delivery technologies to reach diverse audiences; and a positive attitude for teamwork, including the demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison attracts excellent graduate students and offers high-quality laboratory, greenhouse, field and post harvest facilities including the Wisconsin Vegetable Storage Research Facility located near Hancock, WI. Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is a picturesque and progressive city with a strong economy and a vibrant cultural environment.
To apply, submit curriculum vitae; a cover letter with a statement of extension and research interests; a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and three letters of reference to:
Professor Craig Grau, Search and Screen Committee
UW-Madison Plant Pathology Dept.
1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI
Tel: (608) 262-6289
Fax: (608) 263-2626
Applications received by Feb. 28, 2008, will be assured full consideration; review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative