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Integrated Vineyard Systems Area Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) AP 21-20

County Locations: Lake County, Mendocino County, Sonoma County

Date Posted: August 18, 2021
Closing Date: October 15, 2021

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Purpose.  The Integrated Vineyard Systems Area Advisor will implement an extension education and applied research program to develop and extend knowledge on designing and managing vineyards adapted to changing climate and market conditions with a focus on the premium wine industry of the region

The Advisor will provide leadership, information transfer, and technical help in this prestigious wine-production area; addressing an increasing array of needs around adapted wine grape plant materials; current best practices in vineyard design for plant health, productivity and longevity; production costs; precision farming; winegrowing farming certification systems. The Advisor educates and assists growers to meet regulatory compliance with regulations specifically focused on vineyard farming practices.

This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities in the target counties and throughout California.  Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving.  You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and working landscapes of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless, including the possibility of designing and implementing a commercial scale research vineyard at the Hopland Research and Extension Center.

Education: A minimum of a master's degree in plant sciences with a concentration in viticulture or a closely related field is required at time of appointment.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding CE advisor series salary scales, please refer to:  https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/353916.pdf

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. This position is eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of University policy and is eligible for indefinite status.

For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-20).

Closing Date: 

Open until filled; preference given to those that submit full application packets into the UC Recruit system by October 15, 2021.


Contact Tatiana Avoce; email: tavoce@ucanr.edu