University of Wisconsin Madison Seeks Assistant Professor
November 29, 2019
Position Title Assistant Professor
The UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology is seeking an Assistant Professor and Integrated Extension Specialist in Fruit Pathology. This is a nine-month (academic year) tenure-track position. This integrated Extension faculty position will be funded 60% from the Division of Extension and 40% from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The tenure home of this faculty position will be in the Department of Plant Pathology.The successful candidate is expected to develop an impactful Extension program, that supports Wisconsin's fruit industry by providing leadership and translational research that is focused on pathogens critical to fruit production.
The UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology is seeking an Assistant Professor and Integrated Extension Specialist in Fruit Pathology. This is a nine-month (academic year) tenure-track position. This integrated Extension faculty position will be funded 60% from the Division of Extension and 40% from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The tenure home of this faculty position will be in the Department of Plant Pathology.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an impactful Extension program, that supports Wisconsin's fruit industry by providing leadership and translational research that is focused on pathogens critical to fruit production. It is expected that this person will develop an independent, externally-funded and internationally recognized research program in fruit pathology that will be integrated with their Extension efforts. The new faculty will be expected to secure funding from competitive federal programs and industry partners.
Wisconsin has a diverse and thriving fruit industry, ranking 1st in the production of cranberries, with strong regional production of apples and grapes and an increasing local demand for berries and specialty fruits, including organic production. The incumbent will be expected to develop an innovative and interdisciplinary research program focused on areas of existing and emerging need within the fruit industry, which may include such areas as integrated disease management, pathogen ecology and epidemiology, host-microbe interactions, and systems biology. As an integrated extension specialist, the incumbent will collaborate with a highly successful and diverse team of faculty and staff specializing in fruit production at UW-Madison and the USDA to communicate data-driven information to growers, industry groups, extension agents, policymakers, and other local and national stakeholders.
The candidate will be expected to:
1. Develop an independent, externally-funded and internationally recognized research program.
2. Integrate research results into Extension education programs on issues identified as needs of the state and its residents.
3. Document the impacts of research and Extension efforts and communicate these impacts to stakeholders, the general public, and professional colleagues.
4. Demonstrate commitment to the purpose, vision, and values of the Division of Extension and the well-being of Wisconsin and its residents.
5. Teach as an Integrated Extension Specialist/Assistant Professor to stakeholders (e.g., educators, civic groups, boards, farmers, students) throughout the state of Wisconsin. Contribute to the department's mission through graduate student instruction and mentoring. Contribute research and Extension expertise to courses taught in the department.
6. Be of service to the department, college, and campus communities.
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 101132-FA. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.
Applicants should upload the following information as a single PDF document:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Two-page statement of research interests and future research plans
4) Two-page statement of Extension philosophy, approach, and experiences
5) One-page statement on how your scholarship, Extension activities, and mentoring align with the commitment of the Department of Plant Pathology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community
In addition, applicants should have three letters of reference sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We advise applicants to notify potential letter-writers well in advance that letters must be submitted no later than the deadline listed below.
Applications received by January 10, 2020, will be assured full consideration; review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Assistant Professor candidates must have a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of plant pathology and relevant research experience; and effective oral and written communication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates that exhibit a successful record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding; ability to work and communicate with diverse stakeholders, including the ability to bridge basic and applied research; and passion for collaborative work with a diverse array of faculty, staff, students, and growers.
UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
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