University of California

Assistant CE Specialist - Dairy Cattle Production Health Management

County Location: Tulare County

Date Posted: March 2, 2017
Closing Date: April 17, 2017

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The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local delivery, in collaboration with the School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, are seeking a full time Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension (100%) in the area of discovery, development, and application of economic tools needed for decision support and improvement of health and productivity of
dairy cattle herds for sustainable dairy cattle production systems in California. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with colleagues in the school, across the University, and within the network of UC Cooperative Extension who work on the health and productivity of dairy cattle and calves, food safety and adoption of sustainable dairy production practices.

An advanced degree (PhD) related to animal health management and / or economics is required; a DVM or equivalent degree is preferred. The successful candidate is required to have demonstrated expertise or appropriate training in economics and / or dairy cattle production and herd health management. Demonstrated ability or potential to develop economic tools and strategies that promote the profitability and welfare of the dairy enterprise is preferred. Documented evidence of research activity or ability in one or more aspects of dairy herd health economics (e.g., infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, food safety, calf management, nutrition, internal medicine, reproduction, animal welfare, environmental quality, or beneficial management practices
consistent with sustainable dairying) is required. A record of acquisition of extramural funding or the potential to do so is required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required. Evidence of or potential for leadership and initiative is required. Evidence of or potential for extending applied research and conducting outreach education for the dairy industry is required.

To receive fullest consideration, applications must be submitted by April 17, 2017; position open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicants should register online at and submit the following materials: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience;
2) A statement of outreach, research and service goals for the position; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) the names and addresses of four professional references; 5) Statement of Contributions to Equity and Diversity (addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity and diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.)

Questions should be referred to:
Dr. Joan Rowe, Department Chair ( or Dr. Heidi Rossow, Recruitment Chair, (
Attn: Linda Potoski, Chief Administrative Officer (
School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, CA 95616

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