Assistant or Associate Professor: Nematode-Plant Interactions
The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, innovative, internationally recognized, and extramurally funded research program in the molecular biology and genetics of parasitic interactions of nematodes with plants. He/she will collaborate with plant pathologists, genomicists, geneticists and breeders to better understand plant-nematode interactions and advance the understanding of the structure and function of nematode resistance in plants. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings via peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in the mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Teaching responsibilities include graduate-level Plant Nematology every other year and undergraduate Introductory Plant Pathology one semester a year.
The hiring rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s prior experience and qualifications. For rank of Assistant Professor – Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Nematology, or a closely related area. For rank of Associate Professor – Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Nematology, or a closely related area and must provide convincing evidence of a national reputation in their field. Faculty Expectations for Promotion, Tenure and Annual Performance in the Department of Plant Pathology are summarized at http://provost.uga.edu/documents/Plant_Pathology_2015.pdf UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure can be found here: https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_4_2017online.pdf To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.