Assistant or Associate Professor, Small Fruit Physiology, Dept of Horticulture, Washington State University

Contact Info
Dr. Pat Moore
Chair, Search Committee
Ph.D. Degree
Fri, 11/22/2013

The Dept. of Horticulture is seeking candidates for a tenure-track, 12-month position to become a core member of our small fruits team. The position is located at NWREC in Mount Vernon, WA.

The incumbent will provide leadership in developing and conducting an externally funded and nationally recognized research and extension program with emphasis on physiology, horticulture, disease management, and production systems for raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries and teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Required: 1. Ph.D. in horticulture or a related plant science discipline at the time of hire. 2. Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments in horticulture commensurate with career level.  Preferred: 1. Knowledge of small fruit management/production systems and demonstrated experience in field-level research on raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry.  2. Demonstrated ability to conduct original research in small fruit biology/plant physiology. 3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in oral, written, and electronic forms. 4. Demonstrated ability or capacity to teach/mentor undergraduate and graduate students. 5. Demonstrated record of or capacity to acquire and/or manage extramural competitive grant support. 6. Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques applicable to perennial plant biology/physiology research. 7. Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams composed of multiple institutions, stakeholders and commodity groups.

To apply visit: and be prepared to submit a detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a statement of vision and goals for how your program would impact PNW small fruit industries, a detailed resume/vita with publications list, and the names, addresses, and contact information for at least four professional references.