Date Posted: 15-07-2016
Location: Fresno, CA, USA
Contact Person: Kimberly Ingram
Company/Business Name: UC ANR, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resource
The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for dairy will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program focused on Dairy Science. The CE advisor will provide programs across a spectrum of industry issues as they relate to dairy production systems in Fresno and Madera Counties and will address production issues and sustainability in an integrated approach that considers economic viability and conservation of natural resources including land use, air, water, and energy. Critical issues include reproduction, herd health and related human health issues linked to food safety; animal welfare; water quality linked to the use of manure and lagoon water on dairy cropland; air quality impacts linked to the storage and preparation of dairy feeds; and the future implications of animal health emergencies such as foot-and-mouth disease.
All UC ANR CE academic appointees are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service.
The CE advisor will provide essential leadership to address critical issues facing dairy production systems in the two counties. The focus of the applied research program will be based on a needs assessment, and may include development of a knowledge base in the areas of nutrition, milk quality, herd health and reproduction. Applied research to support economically viable management alternatives for dairy production with respect to land, air, water, and food resources is also critical to the resilience and sustainability of the industry.
County, community and industry partners rely on UC ANR CE advisors as a critical resource for providing research-based information across a variety of disciplines. CE advisors disseminate appropriate, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as Dairy or Animal Science, or a closely related field. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability in applied animal science research and extension experience are desirable. Skills to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish are desirable. An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all CE advisors.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication
Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 names, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
3. CV or Resume
4. College Level Transcripts: Submit all university-level transcripts as a single PDF file with your application packet.
Deadline to apply is August 26, 2016.
: Commensurate with experience