Assistant to Associate Professor in Plant Pathology
The Department of BSPM at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in Plant Pathology. This position is a 60% research, 15% teaching, and 25% extension/service appointment on a 9-month contract. We seek applications from dynamic and motivated scientists who have expertise in plant pathology and a strong research record. Candidates are sought with demonstrated capacity to integrate new technologies and large datasets with classical field- and laboratory-based approaches in their research program. The successful applicant will be expected to build a nationally and internationally recognized research program that integrates modern and conventional methods to study and reduce plant pathogens in important crops. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, computational biology, epidemiology, modeling, and population genetics. CSU has critical research mass in the areas of Ag Tech, microbiomes, data science, and soil health. Being interdisciplinary in nature, BSPM values cooperative and collaborative efforts with other units within the University, as well as other relevant entities in Colorado and beyond. Excellent opportunities exist for working with field crop growers in the State on a wide variety of plant pathogens. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Graduate student training, participation with undergraduate advising and recruiting, and contributions toward extension, outreach and service activities are expected.