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Area CE Agronomic Cropping / Weed Science Advisor

Date Posted: 21-10-2016
Location: Orland/Glenn County, CA, USA
Contact Person: Soo H. Hsieh
Company/Business Name: UC ANR

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POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for agronomic cropping systems/weed science will conduct a multi-county extension, education and applied research program in Glenn,Butte and Tehama Counties. Primary crops in this region include forage crops, alfalfa, corn, and wheat. Additionally, minor crops include oilseeds, dry beans and cotton. Rice cropping systems are excluded from the programmatic responsibilities in this position. Potential agronomic research may include water-use efficiency, soil fertility, plant nutrition, fertilizer efficiency, improved varieties and pest management. The weed science component of the positon will address weed management issues including herbicide evaluation, herbicide resistant crops and weeds, and general weed management in agronomic crops as well as other crops of local significance including orchard systems.
Key clientele include growers, farm managers, pest control advisers, allied industries and public agencies.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR CE advisors 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.

RESEARCH: All UC ANR CE advisors develop and implement applied research programs to provide science-based information addressing complex issues. The focus of the applied research program will be based on a needs assessment, and may include partnerships with a variety of campus and county-based colleagues, to conduct research addressing critical topics related to production practices, nutrient management (particularly nitrogen), and pest management (with a specific focus on weed ecology and sustainable weed management in cropping systems).

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all CE advisors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as plant science, agronomy, crop science, soil science, pest management, crop production, weed science or a closely related field. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. A demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucanr.edu:
1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Form — available 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 four and a maximum of six names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
3. CV or Resume
4. College Level Transcripts: Original transcripts preferred, however, legible photocopies of original transcripts will be accepted.

Application and associated materials will not be returned to the applicant. A search committee will review all applications, interview candidates, and recommend individuals most suitable for the position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience


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