University of California

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Soil, Plant, Water Relations/Drift Irrigation

Date Posted: March 21, 2018
Closing Date: May 1, 2018

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This position is located at UC Davis.

The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of soil-plant-water-relations and irrigation management under water deficit conditions. 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 successful candidate will be expected to 1) develop an extensive yet collaborative applied research and extension program that addresses irrigation management of agronomic, vegetable and horticultural crops in California in the context of sustained water scarcity and 2) to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to various clientele groups (e.g., growers, farm managers, consultants, water districts, and agencies) including under-represented groups.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in irrigation science, plant science, bio-hydrology, soil science, agricultural engineering, agronomy, horticulture or other closely related discipline is required. Additionally, knowledge, experience, interest and/or academic coursework related to plant-water-relations, soil science, irrigation management, crop-stress physiology, and remote sensing is highly desired. 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 July 1st, 2018.

Applications: Applications should be submitted on-line at Applicants should submit 1) a curriculum vitae including a publication list, 2) a statement of research interests and goals, 3) a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation, 4) copies or links to recent relevant publications, 5) a statement of contribution to diversity, and 6) names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of at least three references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Stephen Grattan, Search Committee Chair, The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by May 1st, 2018.

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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