University of California

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Aquaculture, Department of Animal Science

Date Posted: December 6, 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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The Department of Animal Science is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of aquaculture. One mission of the Department of Animal Science is to develop and disseminate comprehensive basic and applied knowledge associated with freshwater and marine aquaculture. A Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist is being recruited to conduct to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends aquaculture information to various clientele (e.g., commercial aquaculture producers, state and federal agencies and the general public) including under-represented groups. The successful candidate must possess the ability to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be applied toward the advancement of commercial aquaculture. The successful candidate will bring visibility and leadership to campus- and county-based CE academics and other researchers and educators involved in the study of aquaculture and aquatic sciences. Extension outreach activities and research will be closely integrated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), county-based CE academics and clientele as well as campus-based CE and ladder rank faculty. The appointee will be a faculty member of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

This is a full time, career-track appointment that includes the expectation that the appointee will engage in extension education and outreach and conduct mission-oriented research that advances the mission of the Department of Animal Science and ANR. The focus of this position will be on aquatic animal production focusing on the animal in the variety of production systems, including recirculating aquaculture systems.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in graduate education through membership in graduate groups and programs. By developing reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and with various stakeholders, the candidate should become a knowledgeable partner who can provide reliable information and build research-informed networks to address issues of regional and statewide importance in the state of California. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in aquatic sciences, aquaculture, biological sciences or other closely related discipline is required. Experience in or knowledge of water conservation technology including recirculating aquaculture systems or ploidy manipulation for production of sterol animals is highly desired and will have priority consideration. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Applications:  Applications should be submitted on-line at Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. James Murray (; 530-752-3179).

Applicants should submit:  curriculum vitae including publication list; a statement of extension and research interests and goals; a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation; copies or links to recent relevant publications; and names, addresses including e-mail, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 27, 2017.

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