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Agronomy Advisor - Holtville, CA

Date Posted: 12-7-2012
Location: Holtville, CA, USA
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The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking an academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to address agronomic cropping systems and sustainable agriculture issues and provide research based technical and educational assistance to the field crops industry in the low desert region of California.

The advisor will work with a diverse set of colleagues and clientele and provide leadership in developing educational programs to address the need of industry and conduct applied research with the primary focus on but not limited to crops such as alfalfa, wheat, Sudangrass, Bermudagrass, Kleingrass, cotton, and bio-energy crops and their cropping systems. The academic in this position will be expected to interact with UC ANR Program Teams, Specialists, Advisors and others within the research/extension network to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs.

A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines in agronomy, plant sciences or other closely related fields. An educational background or work experience in crop production, irrigation, plant physiology, weed science, entomology, plant pathology or soil science is desirable. Extension experience is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.

For a full position vacancy announcement and application, please visit http://ucanr.org/jobs or contact Pam Tise at pdtise@ucdavis.edu, (530) 754-8509 and refer to position listing AP#12-07. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted to anracademicsearch@ucop.edu by August 24, 2012. AA/EOE.
Salary: Based on experience/qualifications

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