Area IPM Cooperative Extension Advisor, University of California

Across California, the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the network linking local issues to the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.

We seek an academic advisor who can conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program in IPM, with an emphasis in entomology and provide leadership in promoting IPM through research, training and extension activities.

We seek an advisor who is:

An innovative researcher, who can develop an applied research program, evaluate programs, and report accomplishments, results and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences.

A collaborator, who can develop partnerships and leverage resources to deliver innovative approaches that will develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs; one who can collaborate with UC ANR program teams, advisors and specialists, AES faculty, industry, public agencies, and others within the research/extension network; a member of the IPM team who can contribute to ANR’s wide offering of IPM educational tools.

An educator with a passion for delivering extension education programs using traditional and innovative delivery techniques; whenever possible using field research opportunities for hands-on teaching and learning.

A visionary, who can complement ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.

For information about UC ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, candidates are invited to visit our Web site: ucanr.edu.

Stanislaus County, the headquarters for this position, is located in the heart of the North San Joaquin Valley, about 90 minutes from San Francisco to the west, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the state capitol Sacramento to the North. The Stanislaus County UCCE office is centrally located about 1 ¾ hours south of UC Davis and north of the UC Kearney Agricultural and Research Extension Center in Parlier. Stanislaus County is a great community with beautiful parks, great education, outstanding healthcare and a variety of cultural and sporting events year round. The County motto, “Striving to be the Best” is represented through the vibrant music, art, festival, athletic, water-related and historic activities scheduled by a seemingly infinite number of organizations.

This position is an academic career track appointment; a minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in disciplines such as pest management (entomology or weed science preferred) or a closely related field. For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/ or contact Soo Hsieh at syhan@ucanr.edu/ (530) 750-1285 and refer to position listing AP#14-10. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 9, 2015 (open until filled). The University of California offers an attractive benefits package. For more information, please visit the UC Benefits Web site: atyourservice.ucop.edu.

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