UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Position Available: Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension – Livestock and Rangeland Economics

Nov. 16, 2015

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) at the Assistant rank in the field of in the field of agricultural economics, with specialization in livestock and rangeland economics and management. This is a full time, career-track position. The appointee will be a faculty member in the Department of ARE at the University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can contribute to (i) the ability of the California livestock industries to develop and thrive as a key part of a competitive and sustainable food system, and (ii) the sustainable management of California’s rangeland natural resources. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to various clientele (e.g., farmers and ranchers, staff of federal, state, and local government agencies, and extension personnel at the campus and county levels, including under-represented groups. By developing reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and with various stakeholders, the candidate should become a knowledgeable partner who can provide reliable information and build research-informed networks to address issues of regional and statewide importance in the state of California.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics, economics, or other closely related discipline is required. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research as evidenced by publications in peer‐reviewed journals or the strong potential for such productivity. In addition, the candidate should either demonstrate experience in extending knowledge to producers or other stakeholders, or exhibit a strong interest in developing an outreach program to a diverse stakeholder audience.

Appointment Date: Applications will be reviewed with the expectation that the appointee will be available for service on or soon after July 1, 2016.
Applications: Applications should be submitted on-line at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00785. Additional inquiries should be directed to Search Committee Chair (goodhue-recruit@primal.ucdavis.edu).

Applicants should submit: curriculum vitae, including publication list; statement of research and extension interests and goals; one or more publications or working papers; copies or links to recent relevant publications; and should arrange to have three letters of reference provided. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2015.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

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