WSU has a new faculty position open for an Endowed Chair in Bacterial Diseases of Tree Fruit. The Endowed Chair is expected to provide energetic leadership to address significant challenges to the tree fruit production caused by bacterial plant pathogens using an integrated approach and understanding of issues that are best addressed with a team-oriented, systems approach. Multi- and transdisciplinary collaborations are expected both within and beyond WSU. The Chair is expected to develop a world-class research and extension program in tree fruit bacteriology, which provides delivered results with solutions and products for disease management. The successful candidate is expected to develop new research capacity focused on the most important bacterial diseases of pome fruits in PNW, provide new research capacity related to important bacterial diseases of stone fruits, strengthen capacity in tree fruit extension plant pathology, add research and extension capacity in tree fruit disease epidemiology and management, and provide pathology support for WSU breeding programs in pome and stone fruits and the Clean Plant Center Northwest. For more on this position or to apply visit the WSU Jobs site for position number 130543.