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|Title||Area Viticulture Advisor - UCCE Kern, Kings, Tulare (career-track)|
|Employer||University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Employment Location||Bakersfield, Kern County, CA|
|Pay Scale||Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank|
|Employment Start Date||TBD|
|Job Description|| BACKGROUND: The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program. The main focus of this position is table grapes, though 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, horticulture or viticulture, although other advanced degrees are encouraged. 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.
? 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.
? 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/1213/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.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu:
1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Form? from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication
Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four and a maximum of six names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
3. CV or Resume
4. Original university transcripts or legible photocopies of transcripts.
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit http://ucanr.edu/jobs
|Contact Info|| University of California|
Agriculture and Natural Resources
|Contact Address|| One Shields Ave.|
Davis, CA 95616