Description summary: This Extension Plant Pathology position will develop and lead an applied research and extension education program focused on field and specialty crops statewide, with emphasis in the Delta region and southeast Arkansas. This is an applied field pathology position with extensive travel and stakeholder interaction demands. And important component will be training of county agents, consultants and farmers in understanding plant diseases and implementing best management practices. This program will need to be successful in extramural funding and the position holder will be expected to advise industry and the Division of Agriculture regarding plant disease issues within program expertise. The candidate will be expected to develop high quality publications, social media programs and other communication methods as well as advise graduate students as opportunity permits. The candidate will also fully participate in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and provide service as assigned. See https://jobs.uaex.edu/postings/6974 for more details.
Earned Doctorate by time of hire in plant pathology or closely related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must. Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team setting and with diverse audiences required. Must possess the physical and mental abilities to perform all responsibilities of a complex position with long and irregular work hours and extensive travel, often in field settings.
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