University of California

Assistant/Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension: Diseases of Grapevines, Strawberries, Caneberries and Fruit Trees

County Location: Yolo County

Date Posted: March 28, 2017
Closing Date: June 1, 2017

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The Department of Plant Pathology is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant or Associate rank, situated at UC Davis campus. A Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist is being recruited to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be applied toward management of diseases of grapevines, strawberries, caneberries, and tree fruits, and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to various stakeholders (e.g., farm advisors, growers, state agencies) including under-represented groups. The successful candidate will bring visibility and leadership to the UC Davis campus and to county-based CE academics and other researchers and educators involved in the study of plant diseases. Research and extension outreach activities will be closely integrated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), including county-based CE academics and clientele as well as campus-based CE and ladder rank faculty.

This is a full time, career-track appointment with the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and engage in extension education and outreach that advances the mission of the Department of Plant Pathology and ANR.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or other closely related discipline is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but is not required. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Applications: Applications should be submitted on-line at Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Neil McRoberts, Search Committee Chair, voice (530) 752-3248 and email

Applicants should submit: A curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of research and extension interests and goals, a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation; copies or links to recent relevant publications, and a statement of contribution to diversity. Also, the candidate should arrange for 3 reference letters to be uploaded to the recruit website. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by June 1, 2017.

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