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  • Assistant/Associate Professor:
    Assistant/Associate Professor; Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Tenure-track, 12-month appointment in the Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University.  The candidate is expected to develop an independent, innovative, nationally recognized, and externally funded research program in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. This research could address a specific agricultural commodity, plant-pathogen or mutualistic system. Research topics can range from model systems to complex community interactions. The candidate is expected to teach graduate level courses and advise graduate students. Requirements include a Ph.D. in plant pathology, microbiology, plant biology or a related field. Review of applications begins October 10, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.  Kansas State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity amongst its employees.  Background check required for successful applicant.
    For more information, contact Search Committee.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 07/01/2016 Position open for application, until filled.  
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  • Department Head:
    Kansas State University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Head, Department of Plant Pathology. The department has internationally recognized faculty with diverse backgrounds and research programs in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatics of interactions among pathogens, host plants, and arthropod vectors. It has a strong program in applied plant pathology, particularly related to host resistance, disease forecasting, integrated disease management and plant biosecurity, as well as research on disease ecology in natural systems and strong links to international agriculture. The department provides extension expertise and plant disease diagnostics for Kansas crops and ornamentals. It offers outstanding state-of-the-art facilities and houses the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, the Great Plains regional center for the National Plant Diagnostic Network, the Fungal Genetics Stock Center, and the K-State Integrated Genomics Facility. Research on high-consequence, emerging plant pathogens is ongoing in the KSU Biosecurity Research Institute on campus. The department currently has 22 resident faculty along with adjunct faculty from USDA-ARS and USDA-APHIS laboratories on campus and from several universities internationally. It has 34 research scientists and post-doctoral fellows. The department offers undergraduate and graduate courses and graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, currently with over 38 graduate students. It has the top-ranked plant pathology Ph.D. program in the most recent National Research Council survey of Plant Sciences Graduate Programs in the US (http://www.phds.org/rankings/botany). Learn more about the department and the college at www.plantpath.k-state.edu and For more information, contact Dorothy Doan.  Contact phone:785-532-7137
    Available date: 01/01/2016 Position open for application, until filled.  
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