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Soybean Plant Pathologist (Assistant or Associate Professor)
The Ohio State University

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2020
Title Soybean Plant Pathologist (Assistant or Associate Professor)
University The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, United States
Department Department of Plant Pathology
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date To Be Determined
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  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Plant Pathology

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, interdisciplinary, nationally, and internationally recognized research program addressing diseases that affect soybeans. They will apply advanced molecular and/or epidemiological techniques to address important diseases relevant to the soybean industry, as well as implement a strong mission-oriented research program to address current grower needs. Programmatic attention to the identification, evaluation, and field adoption of disease-resistant soybean lines is preferred. Experience with modern plant transformation techniques is a plus. Extension programming will emphasize integrated plant health management in cooperation with other department faculty members and the multidisciplinary OSU Extension Agronomy Team. The incumbent is also expected to interact closely with Ohio’s soybean industry on projects of mutual interest and seek both internal and external research and extension program support funds from government, industry, and other sources. They are expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, advising, and training, co-teach Diseases of Field Crops (PLNTPTH 5140), and contribute appropriately to other courses such as Plant Disease Management, and as determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s areas of expertise.

Laboratory and office space are located on the Columbus or Wooster campus of College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It is negotiable as to which campus the position will reside as either campus is an option. The incumbent will have access to university field research plots at Snyder Farm (Wooster, OH), Waterman Farms (Columbus, OH), the Western Agricultural Research Station (South Charleston, OH), and other field locations around the state. Centralized university services will be available, including nucleic acid sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, and a supercomputer core for bioinformatics/biocomputing, among others. The Department maintains core instrumentation for fluorescence microscopy, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and qRT-PCR. The incumbent will also have access to facilities and support staff at the Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center at both the Columbus and Wooster facilities.

Applications are invited for the position of Soybean Plant Pathologist in the Department of Plant Pathology ( in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with responsibilities for Research (40%) Extension (40%) and Teaching (20%) in the area of Soybean Pathology.

Review of complete applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Qualified persons are requested to submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a complete Curriculum Vitae including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references; 3) a statement of research and extension interests (limit two pages); 4) a statement of teaching and advising philosophy (limit two pages); and 5) a statement of philosophy and approach to building a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students (limit one page). Submit application materials in one pdf file to Dr. Chris Taylor, Search Committee Chair,

  • The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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  • Dr. Chris Taylor, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Plant Pathology
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH 43210


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