Assistant or Associate Professor – Turfgrass and Forage Pathology. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment (90% research, 10% teaching) in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia (UGA). The position will be located at the UGA Griffin Campus in Griffin, GA (http://caes2.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/).
The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, innovative, internationally recognized, and extramurally funded research program in the area of turfgrass and forage pathology. Candidates with the ability to synergize with the world-class turfgrass and forage genetics, genomics, and breeding programs at UGA to understand and harness disease resistance are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations within the UGA Turf Team and with strong programs in etiology, pathogen biology, disease management, disease ecology and epidemiology, fungicide resistance, and pathogen and population genetics in the Department of Plant Pathology. 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 team-teaching an undergraduate course in turfgrass pest management and a graduate-level course commensurate with the department’s needs and the incumbent’s area of specialty.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, Chair of the Search Committee (email@example.com). All application materials must be submitted via the university’s job portal at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/29003 Materials to be uploaded include i) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) graduate-level academic transcripts, iv) statement of research and teaching interests (not to exceed 3 pages), and v) names and contact information of four professional references. Selected applicants will be required to submit a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia.
UGA, a Land/Sea Grant institution, is ranked 16th among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The UGA Griffin Campus, one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region, lies in the heart of one of the nation’s fastest-growing areas, just 30 miles south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Program areas include food safety, urban agriculture, turfgrass science, genetics, and crop and pest management. Office and laboratory space for the position are located in the newly constructed, highly interactive Turfgrass Research Building (https://news.uga.edu/uga-cuts-ribbon-for-turfgrass-facilities-across-the-state/).