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Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology


About Us

Kottman Hall and Selby Hall

Faculty Search

Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant-Associated Molecular Mycology
Department of Plant Pathology

  • Distribution of Effort: 60% Research/40% Teaching
  • Position Track: Tenure (9-month)

Our aim is to recruit, support, and retain a scholar who will develop a strong, interdisciplinary, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program focused on fungi and/or oomycetes that interact with plants.  Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2024.

> Full position description (pdf)

Contacts: Francesca Hand, Search Committee Chair (
Pierce Paul, Department Chair (

Applications are submitted through Ohio State's Workday >, search for R99372-1


About Ohio State

> About the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

> About Ohio State

> Ohio State's Academic Plan

About Columbus, Ohio

> Wooster campus

> About Wooster, Ohio

About the Department

We are the sole academic unit dedicated to plant health and plant-microbe interactions in Ohio's higher education system.

There are 16 faculty plus adjunct and courtesy faculty, staff and students located on both the Columbus campus and the CFAES Wooster campus (90 miles, or 145 km northeast of Columbus),

Department highlights

  • Courses for graduate, undergraduate and non-major students that range from principles of plant pathology and plant-microbe interactions to plant pathology's importance in food security, psychedelic studies and the science of fungi.
  • Extension and Outreach and Engagement programs that support the needs of clients and stakeholders - OSU Extension Educators, agricultural and green industry professionals, and Ohio’s citizens.
    > Plant Pathology Extension and Outreach
  • Plant Disease Diagnostics expertise and faciltiies to enhance the nation’s ability to detect, respond and recover from a high consequence disease or pest outbreak >
  • International Development programs encompass research, teaching, and outreach with partners around the world
  • Public Service activities that support the mission of the department, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and The Ohio State University