Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

Clemson University
Florence, South Carolina (US)
October 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Plant & Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

Location: Florence, SC

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences at Clemson University is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (100% research) to work on diseases of vegetable crops.

The position is located at Clemson University's Pee Dee Research & Education Center (PDREC), Florence, South Carolina ( The 2300-acre PDREC is strategically situated in Florence and Darlington counties, one of the major vegetable production areas in South Carolina. PDREC is an integral part of Clemson University's Public Service activities including the Agricultural Research and Forestry system, the Advanced Plant Technology Program, and the Cooperative Extension Service. Scientists at the PDREC include plant breeders, geneticists, entomologists, agronomists, and a plant pathologist working in field crops, commercial horticulture, and turfgrass.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, and extramurally supported research program in fundamental and applied Plant Pathology, focused on pathogens of economically important vegetable crops in South Carolina and the southeastern United States. The research must be responsive to grower and stakeholder needs. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other faculty members in the department and college and to interact with stakeholders and commodity groups in the region and around the country. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings through publication of peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in training and mentoring of graduate students and postdocs. In addition to the above responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to communicate findings effectively with stakeholders and to assist in teaching activities.

Competitive and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or a closely related field. The candidate must also have strong oral and written communication skills to convey information to different audiences (e.g. colleagues, farmers, and students). Additional experience beyond graduate school is desirable but not required.


Please submit electronically via Interfolio ( (1) a letter of interest with applicant's contact information; (2) a complete curriculum vitae or resume; (3) personal statements of a research plan, leadership efforts, and contribution to diversity; (4) contact information for three references; (5) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.); (6) electronic/digital copies of reprints of three recent publications combined into a single pdf file. Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process.

For full consideration, please apply by November 30, 2021. The applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain posted until it is filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to the search committee chair:

Guido Schnabel, Ph.D.
Chair, Vegetable Pathology Search Committee
864-643-7131 cell

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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