For full vacancy announcement and to apply go to: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/19977
The Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology seeks an individual who will: a) Develop an outstanding extension education program covering disease management strategies for row crops. The extension education program should be supportive of county agents and address needs of growers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness, trade associations, and the various commodity groups associated with crop responsibilities; b) Develop an applied research program that is innovative and relevant to stakeholder needs and extension responsibilities; and c) Participate in the state Integrated Pest Management program.
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant Pathology or closely related field.
Demonstrated interest in outreach activities.
A record of peer reviewed publications.
Extension, research, and instructional experience in plant disease management.
Ability to produce and assimilate research-based information for pest management recommendations.
Evidence of productive interactions with industry, agencies, and academic groups.
Evidence of participation in externally funded collaborative extension and/or research activities.
Ability to develop innovative programs leading to increased County Extension Agent capacity in plant disease management.
Evidence of potential for successful mentoring of graduate students.
Experience in crop production systems.
Internal Number: FAC - VA - 20045
About Montana State University
The Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University-Bozeman has three missions: (i) science-based undergraduate, graduate, and Extension education, (ii) research/creative activity, and (iii) outreach/service. Departmental programs develop and promote an understanding of the biology of plants and associated microbes from the molecular to the population level, and of the processes and interactions involved in plant-based biological systems. These programs include the investigation of plant and fungal structure, function, genetics and adaptation; the development and dissemination of management principles relating to the control of plant diseases; the production of food, fiber and ornamental plants; and the efficacious and aesthetic use of plants in the environment. Primary emphasis is placed upon the study of crop and ornamental plants and plant pathogenic and other associated microbes of importance to the state, nation and world.