Assistant/Associate Professor and Director, Clean Plant Center Northwest (12-month, full-time, permanent, tenure-track Faculty position)
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University seeks a dynamic, motivated, problem-solving leader to join an extraordinary team as Director for the Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW). Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position in Prosser, Washington, to begin January 4, 2016, or as negotiated. The successful applicant will manage and continue to build a globally-recognized and regionally-relevant program focused on management of diseases caused by viruses and virus-like agents that affect vegetatively propagated perennial crops including fruit trees, grapevines and hop plants. The CPCNW utilizes a variety of complementary methods for the diagnosis of viruses and other sub-cellular pathogens to provide clean plant services for fruit trees, grapes and hops. Its research strives to find better, faster and cheaper avenues to test for and eliminate viruses and other sub-cellular pathogens in propagation material, and effective means to manage virus and virus-like diseases once they appear. The facility generates pathogen-free plants of specific varieties when none are available, safeguards strategically important clean planting stock and distributes the generated clean planting stocks for nurseries, growers and other stakeholders.
Please contact Dr. Scot Hulbert, Chair, Department of Plant Pathology, at scot_hulbert from wsu.edu, 509-335-4504 or Dr. Naidu Rayapati, Chair, Search Committee, at naidu.rayapati from wsu.edu, 509-786-9215 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
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