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Assistant Professor - Wheat Pathology

Twelve month, Tenure-track (90% Research, 10% Teaching

Availability - January 3, 2018


The applicant is expected to develop an innovative and externally funded research program in applied wheat pathology with a focus on disease problems affecting wheat production in Kansas and the Great Plains region.  Research topics can range from epidemiology and disease management to genetics of disease resistance for wheat pathogens.  Kansas State University has dynamic research programs in wheat genetics, genomics and breeding which provide many opportunities for multi-disciplinary projects.  The candidate is expected to develop a research program that complements and collaborates with these programs.  The candidate will advise graduate students and teach graduate level courses based on their expertise.  The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in research and publishing in peer-review journals.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in committees and other service activities within the department, college and university.

Required:  Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, or a closely related field with ability to develop a strong research program in applied wheat pathology; excellent communication skills with an ability to teach and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers; strong organizational and interpersonal skills that will facilitate work with multi-disciplinary teams.  Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, research experience with applied wheat pathology, experience conducting field research and a track record of securing external funding.

Applications must include:application letter, including a description of qualifications for the position, a statement describing professional goals, research interests and teaching interests/philosophy, a detailed curriculum vitae, reprints of up to three relevant publications, transcript(s) from graduate studies (official transcripts in English required if selected for interview), and three current/relevant reference letters.  Submit applications through the K-State Human Capital Services website at:  Assistant Professor - Applied Wheat

Questions pertaining to the position can be directed to Dr. Erick DeWolf, Applied Wheat Pathology Search Committee Chair, 785-532-3968 or dewolf1@ksu.edu

Review of Applications will begin August 21, 2017 and continue until suitable candidate is found.