Assistant or Associate Professor - Plant Disease Epidemiology

Position ID: 37363
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Plant Pathology
Branch Campus: 
Athens, 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_00499F
Official Title Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Plant Disease Epidemiology
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job Summary

Assistant or Associate Professor – Plant Disease Epidemiology. This is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment (75% research, 25% teaching) in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia (UGA), Athens.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, internationally recognized, and extramurally funded research program to advance our understanding of the development of plant disease epidemics at the population and/or ecosystem level. He/she will use ecological, quantitative, computational, and/or population biology-based approaches to unravel epidemiological patterns and processes, with an emphasis on diseases of economically important crops. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with strong ongoing programs in etiology, pathogen biology, disease management, disease ecology, fungicide resistance, and population genetics at UGA. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings via peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in the mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in introductory plant pathology (annually), a graduate course in plant disease epidemiology (every other year), and participation in a graduate course in agricultural data science.

This position is available 1 August 2018. Applications received by 1 December 2017 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UGA, a Land/Sea Grant institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, is ranked 16th among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The university offers a vibrant research environment with potential collaborations with faculty in the plant sciences (, in interdisciplinary disease ecology (, and in informatics and data science ( Athens, GA, is consistently ranked highly for its quality of life and vibrant culture (

UGA is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or a closely related area. The hiring rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s prior experience and track record. The criteria for Associate Professor level in the Department of Plant Pathology are summarized at

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
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Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
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