Extension Plant Pathologist at Montana State University

The Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology has 28 tenure track faculty including plant pathologists, plant breeders, plant physiologists, horticulturalists, entomologists, cereal chemists, and plant molecular biologists. The Department has state-of-the-art laboratory and plant growth facilities. Field research facilities are available both on campus and at 7 MAES Research Centers located strategically throughout the state. The Department offers both MS and Ph.D degrees in Plant Pathology and Plant Science. There are currently 35 graduate students and 150 undergraduate majors in the Department.

This is a full-time renewable fiscal year contract; 60% Extension: 40% research.

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

The Department 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.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant Pathology or closely related field.
- Demonstrated interest in outreach activities.
- A record of peer reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- 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.

This is an abbreviated job description. To see the full position and apply, please visit https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/19977.

Time remaining: 10%
27/07/2020 (2 weeks)