Job: Assistant Extension Professor – Plant Pathology

Job Mississippi State University Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center Raymond, MS

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This is a 12-month, non-tenure position consisting of 100% Extension (MSU Extension Service) at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond, MS, and an academic home in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology. The primary function of this position will be to conduct extension related educational activities and research in the areas of commercial vegetable, fruit and nut production and ornamental, fruit and vegetable greenhouse production, and/or related areas in the candidate’s area of expertise. Investigative efforts into vegetable, fruit, nut and ornamental disease is expected. The successful candidate will work closely with on-campus and off-campus plant pathologists, county extension personnel and scientists from other disciplines in reaching disease management objectives. Educational information will be shared with county extension personnel, agricultural consultants, industry personnel, and other interested clientele groups.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Plant Pathology, Plant Medicine/Health or other closely related field is required. A strong background in plant pathology with an emphasis on disease management practices is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated grantsmanship and publication records. Candidates must be able to work in team environments, have excellent speaking and writing skills, and an ability to effectively deliver information to various use groups. Excellent communication and leadership skills are essential. Candidates must be supportive of the Land-Grant system and its mission of teaching, research, and extension. Candidates must also have a commitment to Mississippi State University’s core values of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.

Facility: The Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center is located in Raymond, MS, located 17 miles southwest of Jackson, MS. Website: http://msucares.com/cmrec/index.html
Expected date of employment: Review of applications to begin December 6, 2013. Open until filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Instructions for Applying: Please apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu.

Position Announcement – Plant Pathology