Published online: Apr 24, 2008 University of Wisconsin-Madison
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applicants for a
12-month tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate
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 pre- and post-harvest 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

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, Dept. of Plant Pathology, 1630
Linden Drive, Madison, WI  53706.  Tel. (608) 262-6289, FAX (608)
263-2626, email:  Applications received by July
23, 2008 will be assured full consideration; review of applications will
continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be
guaranteed confidentiality.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action