The successful candidate will be expected to establish a robust and extramurally funded research program that will address ecological and evolutionary processes that drive the dynamics of infectious plant diseases. The focus of the program can be on existing and/or emerging plant infectious diseases that are important to the sustainability of agricultural systems in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. All research topics within the area of ecology and evolution of infectious plant diseases will be considered. We will give preference to highly qualified candidates who show potential to 1) collaborate effectively with researchers, stakeholders, and/or Extension personnel, 2) integrate biological studies with contemporary quantitative approaches, and 3) advance departmental goals in diversity, equity and inclusion.

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