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063-22 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (RESEARCH PLANT PATHOLOGY)

Employer
University of Guam
Location
Guam
Salary
$51,314.00 - $114,709.00
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Priority will be given to applications received by June 20, 2022 (CHamoru Standard Time/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

UNIT DESCRIPTION:

Western Pacific Tropical Research Center is a research unit with the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

CHARACTER OF DUTIES:

The Western Pacific Tropical Research Center is seeking a 12-month faculty member (100% research) to develop an independent, innovative, and sustainable research program in plant pathology as well as advise farmers, nurserymen, and the general public. Applicants are expected to have a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of plant pathology (specialization with fungal, bacterial, nematode or viral pathogens on tropical crops would be the most desired), molecular techniques, and relevant research experience including the use of molecular tools to address applied issues in tropical ornamentals, vegetables and other agronomic crops. The ability to bridge basic and applied pathology research into tangible problem-solving outcomes relevant to the tropical agriculture/horticulture is important. The incumbent will be expected to develop an independent research program and collaborate with other scientists to develop multi-disciplinary approaches to tropical disease management. The successful candidate also will be expected to teach one advanced Plant Pathology course per year and provide service to the division, college, university, and Western Pacific region as his/her expertise allows.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum: Applicant must have a research based Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, agriculture, or biological sciences from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Must be willing to teach online.

Preferred: Post-doctoral experience in plant pathology or molecular biology as well as teaching experience at an academic level.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest

(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume

(3) Statement of research interests

(4) Statement of teaching philosophy

(5) Official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Ross Miller, Chair, Plant Pathology Search Committee, at millerr@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

WORK ELIGIBILITY:

Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 104, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

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