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Employer California Polytechnic State University
Employment Location San Luis Obispo, CA
Company Description Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the largest non-land grant agricultural program in the United States, awards nearly half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in California. The college is a leader providing students with real world skills based on learn by doing laboratory and field intensive curriculum, contemporary instructional technology, and uncommon access to senior faculty in small class settings. The college spans more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the campus core and consists of 9 departments, and approximately 170 faculty, 80 staff, and 4,000 students in 15 majors. In addition, the college is home to a number of unique enterprise projects, centers and institutes, and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Swanton Pacific Ranch, a working ranch in Santa Cruz, California with over 3,300 acres of rangeland and cropland.

Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 19,000 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 25 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs.

Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.
Type Full Time
Pay Scale Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Employment Start Date Starting date is negotiable, but on or before Sept
Employment End Date Initial two-year appointment subject to renewal
The Departments of Horticulture & Crop Science and Wine & Viticulture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA seeks applications for a full-time academic year, tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach courses related to plant pathology.

The candidate should have expertise in viticulture pest and disease identification, as well as an extensive background in general plant pathology. Starting date is negotiable, but on or before September 13, 2018 is preferred.

The candidate must have a strong interest and commitment to teaching and working with students of different cultural backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses that involve plant pathology, grapevine diseases, and plant disease management.

Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, grant writing, publications, presentations) as a part of his/her professional development. These scholarly activities should be focused on inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to proactively develop collaborations that are intra- and inter-departmental as well as with other colleges and universities. The successful candidate is also expected to provide service on committees for the department, college, and university and participate in instructionally related activities. Expectation also includes service to local, state, national and other professional organizations.
Scholarship is expected to cover grape pathology and may expand to other plant diseases.

A Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, or related field from an accredited institution, along with a strong background in grapevine vector/pathogen/host interactions. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues across departments and disciplines, and to develop a collaborative research program. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, effective communication, and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, government agencies and the general public is essential.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required.
To apply, complete the required online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition #104851. Please attach cover letter, curriculu vitae, unofficial transcripts, brief statement of teaching and research interests, as well as goals and accomplishments. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your online application. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Kelly Ivors, Committee Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science Department, (805) 756-6157, Review of applications will begin 05/24/2018; applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured. EEO.
Contact Info Professor Kelly Ivors, Committee Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science Department, (805) 756-6157,
Contact Address 1 Grand Avenue\r\nSan Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Contact Phone 805-756-1237
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