Assistant or Associate Professor: Virology of Crop Plants (Tifton, Georgia)

Position ID: 36427
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Plant Pathology
Branch Campus: 
Tifton, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
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Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2017_00372F
Official Title Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor: Virology of Crop Plants
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job Summary

Job Description:
Assistant or Associate Professor: Virology of Crop Plants. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment (87% research, 13% teaching) in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia (UGA). The position will be located at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, GA (

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, internationally recognized, and competitively funded program in fundamental and applied Plant Virology, particularly regarding viruses of economically important crops in Georgia and the southeastern United States. He/she is expected to provide leadership and collaborate with other faculty in the department, in UGA commodity teams, and scientists across the nation to develop a productive research program using basic and applied approaches. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings via peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in training and mentoring of graduate students and postdocs. Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of one 4-credit course per year based on the incumbent’s interests and the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Virology, Microbiology, or a closely related area. The incumbent will be a member of the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Plant Pathology faculty under the direction of the Department Head. The hiring rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s prior experience and track record. The criteria for UGA Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for different faculty ranks can be found at The criteria for Associate Professor level in the Department of Plant Pathology are summarized at

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 06/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Tifton Area
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
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