Job Opening: Assistant Professor and Plant Virologist/Plant Pathologist

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of plant virology. This is a 9-month (academic year), tenure-track faculty position with research, teaching and service responsibilities (50% research and 50% teaching). Candidates should be committed to teaching at a graduate and undergraduate level, as well as providing quality mentorship and advising to students and post-doctoral researchers. In addition, candidates should be prepared to establish an outstanding research program with an emphasis on viruses causing plant diseases important to Minnesota and the surrounding region, with international application and connections. Excellent research facilities are available. Required qualifications include a PhD in plant pathology or a related field, proven ability to conduct innovative and original research on plant viruses, a publication record in peer-reviewed journals, excellent communication and collaboration skills.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is essential for this role. UMN Plant Pathology welcomes colleagues from a range of life experiences and cultural backgrounds, and is proud to champion multiracial, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and neurodiverse scientists. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience (starting at $82,000/yr), and comes with a comprehensive benefits package. 

Read the full listing and apply online at: (search for Job Opening ID 347155). Initial review of applications will begin on May 16, 2022.