Assistant or Associate Professor: Virology of Crop Plants

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: Job Description: Assistant or Associate Professor: Virology of Crop Plants. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment (87% research, 13% teaching) in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia (UGA). The position will be located at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, GA (http://www.caes.uga.edu/campus/tifton/). The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, internationally recognized, and competitively funded program in fundamental and applied Plant Virology, particularly regarding viruses of economically important crops in Georgia and the southeastern United States. He/she is expected to provide leadership and collaborate with other faculty in the department, in UGA commodity teams, and scientists across the nation to develop a productive research program using basic and applied approaches. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings via peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in training and mentoring of graduate students and postdocs. Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of one 4-credit course per year based on the incumbent's interests and the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Virology, Microbiology, or a closely related area. The incumbent will be a member of the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Plant Pathology faculty under the direction of the Department Head. The hiring rank will be determined based on the successful candidate's prior experience and track record. The criteria for UGA Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for different faculty ranks can be found at http://provost.uga.edu/documents/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_4_2017_online.pdf. The criteria for Associate Professor level in the Department of Plant Pathology are summarized at http://provost.uga.edu/documents/Plant_Pathology_2015.pdf

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Employee Percentage: 100%

Location od Vacancy: Tifton Area