Company Name:

Texas A&M University

Location:

Lubbock, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Extension

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

Posted

October 19, 2018

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University are seeking an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist to be located at the Texas A&M Research/Extension Center in Lubbock, TX. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track appointment comprised of 75% extension for Texas A&M and 25% teaching in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and Texas Tech. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate extension education in plant disease management for the Texas high and rolling plains, teach an undergraduate and graduate level Plant Pathology class at Texas Tech University, and serve as mentor to graduate students. Active interaction with growers, commodity groups and other agricultural professionals is a major focus.  The successful applicant will focus on disease management issues primarily in cotton, peanuts and other crops important in the Texas panhandle using innovative cost effective strategies, including new fungicides or fungicide combinations, variety testing, and cultural practices.  The faculty member will be responsive to the educational and applied research needs of commodity groups in the Texas panhandle. The position will work closely with other researchers and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Specialists to identify plant pathogens that may cause new disease problems in the state, such as FOV4. The position will participate in the cotton-breeding program at Lubbock. Effective Extension educational programs and materials including applied field research, demonstrations, publications, workshops, conferences, electronic creations, and mass media techniques will be developed. Information generated will be used to develop a distinguished publication record in peer reviewed scientific journals. It is expected that external funding will be generated to support applied research. This position requires extensive interaction with clientele through one-on-one contacts, site visits, and timely communication via phone, text and e-mail.

 

This position is supervised by the Head and the Associate Head for Extension in Plant Pathology and Microbiology. The candidate will supervise staff, students, postdoctoral research associates, and other employees as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in plant pathology is required, with an understanding of extension.  The ability to work independently and collaboratively is required. Excellent written, oral and communication skills are required. 

Employment is contingent upon verification of agency required information, including a criminal history check. Finalists may be required to furnish proof of their terminal degree. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.  

 

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com (Job #R-012778).

Application materials include cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts. Please have three reference letters sent directly to Dr. Leland (Sandy) Pierson, Department Head, Texas A&M University 2132 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2132 or emailed to lspierson@tamu.edu.  Questions concerning the position may be referred to Dr. Pierson.

 

Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Company Name:

Texas A&M University

Location:

Lubbock, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Extension

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

Posted

October 19, 2018

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