Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist - Orchard Production Systems

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November 12 2018
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Full Time
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Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist – Orchard Production Systems, Department of Plant Sciences, University of CA, Davis

The UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applications for an assistant-level Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to conduct research and outreach in orchard production systems. This specialist position, to be located at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA, will focus on the tree nut and fruit production systems of California's San Joaquin Valley. This is a full time, career-track position. Cooperative Extension Specialists have many of the same career opportunities and rights and privileges as faculty in the professorial ranks but do not have classroom teaching responsibilities, freeing them to do extension education and applied research with partners throughout California. The CE Specialist will conduct original applied research aimed at optimizing orchard production systems to enhance economic viability, fruit and nut safety, and environmental sustainability.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in plant science, pomology, horticulture, agronomy, physiology, ecology, or another closely related discipline is required. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Appointment Date: This position is available on or soon after April 1, 2019.

Applications: Applications should be submitted on-line at . Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, a statement of research interests and goals, a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation, copies or links to recent relevant publications, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Brad Hanson, Search Committee Chair The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 7, 2018. Advising and mentoring of graduate students is expected.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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