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This is a 12 month tenure/tenure-track position which holds a 50% Extension and a 50% Research appointment in the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station. The tenure home is the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
The primary responsibility of the incumbent is for Extension and research in grape and small fruit plant pathology and disease management in support of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit Consortium which supports the industry in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The incumbent, in order to attain tenure in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, must be able to make significant contributions to University of Maryland Extension programming for grape and small fruit pathology and to Agricultural Experiment Station research. Important job responsibilities for this position include:
The incumbent must have a Ph.D. in Life Sciences.
-Expertise in plant disease management, pathogen ecology and epidemiology, or host plant resistance is preferred.
Faculty members are expected to serve the professional community through review of publications and participation on competitive grant panels, in national and international professional meetings, and other activities. It is also expected that this individual will participate in other duties and committees as required by the department, college, and university, and interact with educational organizations representing commercial horticulture in the state and region.
Applicant’s Vision Statement should briefly describe the applicant’s understanding of the role of a Grape and Small Fruit Extension Pathologist with regards to research and Extension programming and the integration of the two within a land grant university.
Contact information must be provided for three professional references.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
Review of application material will begin September 1, 2013. Position is open until filled.
Questions may be sent to Dr. Robert Kratochvil, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.