Assistant Extension Professor of Plant Pathology

, MO
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement an education/outreach program focused on diseases of field crops and forages for grower stakeholders and other industry professionals. Expertise in plant diseases common to crops grown in Missouri, including diseases of soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, or forages is desirable. The individual may also develop innovative, problem-solving research on plant diseases of field crops in support of their extension program. They will be expected to work as part of a collaborative team of faculty members in areas that include plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, plant physiology, weed science, soil science and others, as appropriate. The incumbent is expected to attract extra- and intramural funding to support the program, and to serve the division, university, and professional societies as appropriate.


The successful candidate must have an earned PhD in plant pathology or a closely related discipline and have training and/or experience in applied research in plant pathology. Effective oral and written communications skills are required. Prior experience in extension program development and delivery is desirable. Postdoctoral training and evidence of success in obtaining extramural grant support are also desirable.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application describing qualifications and career goals, transcripts, contact information for three references, and a curriculum vitae.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to James Schoelz at 573-882-1185 or
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resource Services at (573) 882- 7976 or

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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