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Extension Assistant Professor in Cranberry Plant Pathology

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March 25, 2018

The UMass Cranberry Station invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track appointment as Extension Assistant Professor in Cranberry Plant Pathology.  The successful candidate will develop and lead a research and extension program in cranberry plant pathology, with emphasis on fruit rot disease and integrated disease management.  Earliest appointment date is May 1, 2018.  Click here to apply.  If any questions please contact Hilary Sandler at

Responsibilities include: 

Conducting original applied research on cranberry plant diseases and transferring research-based information to the MA cranberry industry; securing extramural funding and publishing results; engaging with cranberry researchers throughout North America to increase knowledge regarding the causes and integrated management of cranberry diseases; and responding to real time critical industry needs related to plant diseases including the provision of cranberry disease diagnostic services.


A Ph.D. in plant pathology, mycology, or plant science is required. Professional experience in field-based plant pathology is preferred.  Expertise in horticultural and especially fruit crops is highly desirable. The candidate must have the ability to conduct applied research and educational programs, the ability to integrate research findings into the development of educational and training materials to solve problems, and the ability to work collaboratively as well as the flexibility to communicate with individuals of diverse backgrounds ranging from academic to the general public.  The candidate must have the aptitude for both leadership and team membership roles and effective communication and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated skills with computer use, data analysis, and electronic communication and demonstrated success in the development and writing of grant proposals are required.