Assistant Professor - Quantitative Fungal Ecologist
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Internal Number: 76988
Requisition Number: F_220007
Department: Plant Pathology-0843
Description of Work:
The Quantitative Fungal Ecologist holds a 9-month (academic year), tenure-leading appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). The apportionment for this position is 60% research and 40% teaching. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The incumbent conducts an integrated research and teaching program that meets the needs of agricultural producers in Nebraska, and connects with regional and national crop pathology programs and colleagues with an emphasis on quantitative ecology including population genetics and/or applied epidemiology.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Plant Pathology are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
The incumbent maintains a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported research program with formal teaching responsibilities, contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Plant Pathology and IANR, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. The integrated research program will enhance understanding of the biology and epidemiology of fungal pathogens and the diseases they cause, and examine how climate change and production system changes affect pathogen populations in Nebraska and the surrounding region.
Contributions to the teaching mission will include teaching curriculum needed for the Plant Pathology graduate program, Doctor of Plant Health program, and undergraduate courses required for the Plant Pathology minor and the Plant and Landscape Systems major. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching PLPT 802
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.