Assistant Professor in Forest Pathology needed at UGA

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell School). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program based on extramural funding. Individuals with experience in fungal pathogens, introduced pathogens, genomic and genetic approaches, and/or field diagnosis and management of forest diseases are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach or co-teach forest health and protection at the undergraduate level, and develop graduate level courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to help further develop the Warnell School’s Forest Biology program, advise/mentor undergraduate professional students, serve on Senior Project/Thesis advisory committees, direct/mentor graduate students, serve on School/University committees, and actively participate in professional /scientific societies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, at least one degree in forestry or a related natural resource management field, and appropriate training and experience in plant pathology. Evidence of research productivity and the potential to attract external research funding is required. The person must also demonstrate the ability and commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and be able to successfully mentor students. Continue reading