Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Field Crops Extension Plant Pathology
University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Field Crops Extension Plant Pathology

Department of Crop Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WE TRANSFORM LIVES. Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

The Department of Crop Sciences is where agronomy, plant pathology, horticulture, soil science, plant genetics, biotechnology, business, data science, and sustainability join together through results-oriented faculty and students.

The Department of Crop Sciences and the College of Consumer, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) offer world-class laboratory, greenhouse, and field research facilities. In addition, the University of Illinois is also home to the Plant Biology and Microbiology departments. Nearby campus research farms offer 3,600 acres of active agricultural landscapes. Off-campus research farms offer the opportunity to collect data across diverse environments. The successful candidate will join a collaborative and supportive community of world-class life and computer sciences as well as engineering programs at the University of Illinois where our internationally-recognized faculty partner with the private sector to enhance education and training opportunities on a diversity of crops.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in the heart of the Midwest. The twin cities, which "sandwich" the University campus, are welcoming, diverse, vibrant. They are surrounded by one of the most productive agricultural ecosystems worldwide. The campus is not only a recognized Agricultural Tech Hub but Champaign and Urbana are well known for their gastronomy and culture, with the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts attracting artists from around the world. The University is conveniently located in proximity to affordable and beautiful neighborhoods with high-quality schools.

We invite outstanding scientists to apply for this position, which merges applied research with scientific communication in plant pathology to sustainably improve field crop disease management in Illinois and the surrounding region. We are seeking candidates with a proven ability to use innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to conduct high-impact applied research and extension in field crop plant pathology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated interest and experience in scientific communication, and will be expected to develop an Extension program that engages with and informs stakeholders in the ~22 million acres of corn, soybean, and small grains produced in Illinois each year. The incumbent will also be expected to make contributions in plant pathology instruction important to our undergraduate and graduate degree programs through traditional and/or non-traditional instruction, graduate student mentorship, and advisory committee service.

We seek candidates who will strengthen our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives and who will contribute to programs that seek to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups in agricultural research and STEAM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in plant pathology, crop sciences, or a related discipline is required. Post-doctoral experience is desired. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor levels must have qualifications sufficient to meet the requirements for those ranks in the Department of Crop Sciences at UIUC. All applicants should possess a strong publication record in plant pathology, provide evidence of capacity to provide significant leadership in research and educational programs, and have the ability to secure external competitive funding. Evidence of research and teaching impact is relevant to all applicants. The successful applicant must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to collaborate, and the willingness to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders and the public in Illinois and worldwide.

This is a 9-month, 100% time academic, tenure or tenure-track position with the opportunity for summer appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The position is available as soon as possible after the closing date.

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on January 8, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered . Applications will include a cover letter, statements of research, teaching, and outreach goals, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. All requested information must be sent for your application to be considered. Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be requested later. The closing date is January 8, 2023, or when a suitable candidate is identified. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, but all applications received by the close date will receive full consideration. For more information about this position, you may contact Dr. Nick Seiter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1101 W Peabody Dr, Urbana, Illinois 61801. e-mail: nseiter@illinois.edu .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

More information on the Department of Crop Sciences is available at cropsciences.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu .

Requisition ID: 1014135
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


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