The Mississippi State University Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station seeks to fill a full time, non-tenure track, Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor position in Plant Pathology. This is an off-campus appointment located at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS.
The successful candidate will support the row crop industry by providing applied research on management of diseases, nematodes and, their interactions in soybean, rice, corn, cotton and other important row crops in the Mississippi Delta. Will work as a team member with Extension Specialists, Researchers, Extension Agents, growers, and the agricultural industry to develop and maintain a regionally and nationally known research program on southern row crops that addresses the needs of Delta growers and the Mississippi agricultural industry. The applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Extramural funding will be vital for maintaining a viable research program and should be obtained from multiple sources. Duties include: identification and development of research objectives; publication in refereed journals, Experiment Station Bulletins, popular press articles, and mass media and electronic communications that support the MSUCares.com web page with plant pathology/nematology information; collaboration with other researchers and extension personnel in the planning and implementation of field activities and field days for growers and the agricultural industry..
The search committee will begin reviewing applications after April 30, 2012, but will accept submissions until the position is filled. A detailed description of the position and application instructions can be found at:
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Mississippi State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.