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|Job Ref:||AP# 12-17|
University of California. |
|Type of Employment:||
Food and Beverage Production
|Required Education:||Masters Degree|
|Compensation:||For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California, ANR website: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel/_files/1112/table28.pdf|
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking an academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program. The main focus of this position is table grapes. However, it also includes grapes for wine and raisins. The candidate should be able to develop and integrate all aspects of grape production to promote sustainability, profitability, food safety, and environmental stewardship.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The minimum requirement for the position is a Master’s degree in an agricultural science, such as plant science or horticulture, with an emphasis on viticulture, although other advanced degrees are encouraged. Additional course work or specialized training in entomology, plant pathology or soil science is preferred. Education, training, or experience in viticulture is required.
-Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
-Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/files/906.pdf.
-Conduct applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
-Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
-Maintain and promote Cooperative Extension’s credibility by providing science-based knowledge and skills independent or personal or parochial interests.
-Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences.
-Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, campus-based specialists and faculty and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California, ANR website: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel/_files/1112/table28.pdf
This is an academic career-track appointment. Prior to the completion of the initial appointment, the position and the incumbent’s performance will be reviewed. If the review reflects a continuing need for the position and the incumbent’s performance is judged to be of high quality, our intention is to offer a second definite term appointment of two years, subject to renewal based on the same criteria. After a maximum of three such consecutive definite term appointments, based on the above criteria, a decision will be made whether to offer an indefinite appointment, pending funding availability.
For a full job description and application procedures, please visit http://ucanr.edu/KernVitJobs. Submit full application packet electronically to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu and refer to position listing AP#12-17. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 31, 2013.
|Company Name:||University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources|