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Assistant Professor - Virology

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

Availability - January 3, 2018

The applicant is expected to develop a strong, extramurally-funded research program in the area of plant virology with significant attention to viruses impacting Kansas agriculture.  Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, virus-host interactions, arthropod vector-virus-host interactions, virus evolution, and applied virology.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic and highly collaborative community of basic and applied life scientists, in departments and institutes across campus.  Collaborative research opportunities likely exist within the departments of Agronomy, Entomology and within the Ecological Genomics Institute.  The successful candidate will teach a graduate course in plant virology and another graduate course in his/her area of specialty, each taught in alternate years.  The appointee is expected to actively participate in the plant pathology graduate program.  The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting.

Required:  Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology or related discipline with a strong component in plant virology; demonstrated research excellence with the desire to mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers; strong communication skills with a desire to teach and a commitment to expand and foster diversity, demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills that would facilitate work with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams.  Preference will be given to candidates with postgraduate research experience related to plant virology, especially viruses important to Kansas agriculture and a track record in securing external funds.  

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; transcripts of graduate course work (official will be required prior to hire) and three current/relevant letters of reference.  Submit applications through the K-State Human Capital Services website at:  Assistant Professor Virology

Questions pertaining to the position can be directed to Dr. Harold Trick, Plant Virology Search Committee Chair, 785-532-1426 or hnt@ksu.edu

 

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

 

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.

 

Instructor in Plant Pathology, 9-month appointment (100% Teaching)

Availability - August 14, 2017

The department of Plant Pathology is seeking a 9-month Instructor.  The successful candidate will teach PLPTH 500 Principles of Plant Pathology; co-teach courses, teach laboratories, support and curate materials for other departmental courses as part of the plant pathology undergraduate and graduate program and develop a course of their interest in plant pathology.  The instructor will help to grow the teaching program by: assisting with student recruitment for the undergraduate plant pathology minor and the department's graduate programs; collaborating on educational outreach programs; and engaging in program-related student organizations.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in committees and other service activities within the department, college and university.

Required: A masters in plant pathology, or a related field with an ability to develop a strong teaching program in plant pathology.  Excellent communication skills, with an ability and desire to teach undergraduate courses and mentor graduate teaching assistants.  Demonstrated skills in organization, interpersonal communication, lab and greenhouse management of teaching materials.  Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in the department is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching laboratories and lectures at an institution of higher education.  PhD in plant pathology or related field.  Demonstrated ability with teaching technologies.

Applications must include: application letter, including a describing professional goals, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a detailed curriculum vitae, official or certified copies of transcripts of all college/university course work and three current/relevant reference letters.  Submit applications through the K-State Human Capital Services website at: Instructor

Questions pertaining to the position can be directed to Judy O'Mara, Chair-Instructor Plant Pathology Search Committee 785-532-1385 or jomara@ksu.edu

Review of applications will begin July 17, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.