Assistant/Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location
East Lansing, MI
Posted
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5093

Internal Posting Date: 03-08-2017

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 05-15-2017

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Primary Department: 40000781 PLANT SOIL AND MICROBIAL SCIENCES

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100

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Position Summary: Title and Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (annual-year (12-month) appointment, tenure system) in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. This position is 60% Extension and 40% Research in the area of potato and sugarbeet pathology.

Background: Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming. Michigan agriculture includes a wide diversity of cropping systems.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in extension and research activities associated with potato and sugarbeet pathology. The successful candidate will establish an externally funded extension and research program that advances our understanding in areas such as: biology of potato and sugarbeet pathogens, evolution of fungicide resistance, improvement in plant disease diagnostics, and the development of progressive approaches to enhance disease management for potato and sugarbeet while preserving profitability and environmental quality. The successful candidate is also expected to interact with producer and commodity groups for the development of research and extension activities and to provide a leadership role in solving plant disease problems affecting potato and sugarbeet. An integrative approach to both extension and research is expected, including working with multidisciplinary teams of research scientists, Extension specialists, Extension educators, and stakeholders. Active participation in the MSU Extension field crops and vegetable crops work teams and other MSU Extension work teams relevant to this position is essential. The successful candidate is expected to combine innovative research and information transfer to client groups, publish in refereed journals, and mentor graduate students.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible
and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements PhD in Plant Pathology or a closely related field is required with demonstrated experience in applied research. Experience with potato and sugarbeet systems is not required. Extension experience is desirable but not required. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, be familiar with delivery of research-based information using multiple approaches, and demonstrate an ability to work effectively with other researchers, Extension educators, and clientele groups.

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Desired Qualifications: Experience with potato and sugarbeet systems is not required. Extension experience is desirable but not required. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, be familiar with delivery of research-based information using multiple approaches, and demonstrate an ability to work effectively with other researchers, Extension educators, and clientele groups.

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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Due May 15, 2017, or until suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should electronically submit in a SINGLE PDF file (1) A letter of application describing the background match with the above job description, (2) vision statement regarding goals in Extension and Research, (3) curriculum vita, (4) a summary statement detailing experiences with diversity in Extension and/or Research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how they will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence, and (5) names and contact information for three references. Applicants can apply for this position via the MSU jobs website, (at https://jobs.msu.edu). Questions can be directed to George Sundin, Chair of the Search Committee (sundin@msu.edu).

MSU is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Department Website Address: http://www.psm.msu.edu/

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: George Sundin/Professor/sundin@msu.edu

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Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70123

Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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