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Job Description:
A postdoctoral position in the UC Davis lab of Ken Shackel (department of Plant Sciences) is available to cooperate in the development of a micro-tensiomenter for continuous in-situ measurement of water potential in grape vines and other woody perennial crops under field conditions. 

A PhD is required. Applicants should have familiarity with the fields of plant water relations, xylem anatomy/hydraulics, and the physical principles of the measurement of water potential in plants or soils, and either have a demonstrated expertise in one or more of these fields, or a strong background in physics or engineering.  The successful candidate should be able to work independently, read the literature critically, and be highly motivated and productive. Applicants with a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and strong verbal and written communication skills will be preferred.

$48,216/yr + Benefits

Full term, one-year commitment with two-year expectation, contingent upon continued satisfactory individual productivity and cooperation with other team members. 


How to apply:
Submit a letter of application, indicating your specific background and experience relevant to the job description, curriculum vitae, and the names and emails/contact information of three references, to Ken Shackel at The position will remain open until it is filled.


Seed Technologist

Adams Grain is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Seed Technologist. This full time position offers a competitive salary and benefits. The position is located in Woodland, CA.

The primary purpose of this role is to manage the overall responsibility for seed analysis (purity and germination) in accordance with A.O.S.A standards.

Other duties include but not limited to assisting with receipt and login of samples, initiating tests by preparing planting media, imbibing or planting seeds, or otherwise working with seeds, writing and establishing specifications, assisting in the validation of QC tests, and the writing of Standard Operating Procedures.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs advanced tests for purity and germination potential on prepared seed samples to determine seed viability.
  • Determines seed sample purity based on pure seed, other crop, inert matter, weed seed, noxious weed seed and prohibited weed seed content.
  • Determines seed sample germination potential through the use of proper substrate, temperature, moisture and the subsequent evaluation of seedlings.
  • Supervise and train Lab Technician(s) in proper A.O.S.A. procedures and techniques for preparing and testing seed samples.
  • Issues official certification statement attesting the sample matches the claims stated on the product label; notifies management of those samples which fail analysis.
  • Manage and maintain seed sample retention
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards in the department.
  • Interpret and document test results.  Oversees entry of test data results.
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Degree in Agriculture or Biological Sciences preferred but not required.
  • Perform sample dividing, germination and purity on multiple crop kinds according to AOSA, ISTA and Canadian Rules.
  • Assist the QC/QA in the modification, development, and validation of new seed testing methodologies
  • Knowledge of seed quality, seed testing, and seed conditioning.
  • Knowledge of seed testing methods, chemicals, products, and equipment.
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry samples, supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Flexibility to work under seasonal time constraints.
  • Registered Seed Technologist/Certified Seed Analyst.
  • Experience in vegetable and forage seed quality testing and possibly more.


Commensurate with experience.   Benefits include medical, dental, PTO and 401k

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to


California State University, Fresno

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Plant Science Vacancy # 13247


Plant Science-Agronomy Assistant Professor


California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

  1. Available for Academic Year:  2018/2019.
  2. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander- Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of  Teaching.
  3. Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan    Process.
  4. Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional   experience.
  5. California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single  search.

Position Summary:

The Department of Plant Science in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for a tenure-track, academic year position in Agronomy at the Assistant Professor rank. This position will involve teaching in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs, scholarly research, and engagement in service-related activities. The successful applicant should have primary teaching and research interests in agronomy as related to cereal, forage and row crops and will teach up to twelve units per semester of courses within the department to include crop science, plant breeding, cereal, forage and row crop production, and range ecology and management. As faculty members progress through their careers, the instructional load can be reduced, usually through assigned time funded by external grants. Other undergraduate (e.g. agricultural statistics, crop growth and development) or graduate courses (e.g. plant breeding) may be assigned. In the first 2 years, the teaching load is reduced by 3 WTUs to provide new faculty start-up time for course development, research and other professional development efforts. Expectations also include active engagement in regionally important, applied research; establishing productive working relationships with agricultural industries and organizations; securing external research funding and publishing research results. The person filling this position is expected to mentor and serve as major advisor for students working towards B.S. and M.S. degrees and to be involved in research, teaching and production activities on the university farm. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to student recruitment and retention and to participate in department, university, and professional service activities.


The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and conducts applied research and public service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology and family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology and management focus with experiential learning. The Plant Science Department’s teaching and research covers a broad range of disciplines: Horticulture, Olericulture, Pomology, Agronomy, Soils and Irrigation, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science and Mechanized Agriculture. Graduate classes are scheduled in the afternoon/evening to accommodate working professionals in the region. The Plant Science Department at Fresno State is the largest amongst the CSU campuses offering agricultural programs. The 1,000-acre University Farm, with the support of the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT), provides a working laboratory for the diverse, irrigated agriculture of the Central Valley. The department has strong alumni support for summer internships and career opportunities for graduates; and through its partnership with the agricultural sector in the region provides numerous opportunities  for industry and student interactions.

Required Education:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or equivalent in Agronomy, Crop Science or an agricultural crop production discipline from an accredited institution.

Required Experience:

1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level (teaching assistantships are acceptable); 2) Evidence of success in scientific research addressing production aspects of cereal, forages and row crops; 3) Evidence of effective communication and presentation skills; 4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Teaching experience in introductory courses and specialty areas in crop science, cereal, forage and row crop production, and plant breeding; 2) Ability to teach courses in agricultural statistics and crop ecology; (3) Scholarly productivity at the university level. Preference will be given to individuals whose publication record is commensurate with their years of experience; (4) Extensive knowledge of agronomic crop production with laboratory and field experience and familiarity with California Agriculture; 5) Evidence of successful applications for research funding from industry or government sources and publication of scientific research; 6) Evidence of ability to guide students and work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams and to complete tasks on time.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin August 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae  and 3) list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Dave Goorahoo, Agronomy Search Committee Chair; Department of Plant Science; California State University, Fresno; 2415 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S AS72; Fresno, CA 93740-8033; Phone: 559-278-8448 (office), 559-392-5850 (mobile) or 278-2861; E-mail:

Other Requirements:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at



University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Area Cooperative Extension Advisor Agronomy and Weed Management Serving Merced & Madera Counties

AP #17-10

LOCATION HEADQUARTERS:  Merced, Merced County, California

SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full consideration, submit materials by September 15, 2017. Those received after September 15, 2017 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (open until filled)

POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for agronomy and weed management will conduct a multi-county extension, education and applied research program that addresses grower and industry needs, including variety evaluation, soil and fertilizer management, irrigation, and integrated weed management programs to optimize agronomic cropping systems in Merced and Madera Counties. Primary crops include irrigated forage crops, cotton, small grains, dry beans, corn, and alfalfa. The general focus of the agronomic work will be on soil salinity, soil fertility and plant nutrition, irrigation management, improved varieties, pest management (weeds, insects, and disease) and economics. The focus on weed science will address emerging issues with herbicide evaluation, general weed management, and herbicide resistant crops and weeds both within crop seasons and as part of a multi-year rotation of various crops. Key clientele includes the California Cotton and Ginners Association, CA Alfalfa and Forage Association, Dry Bean Advisory Board, and the CA Wheat Commission.

BACKGROUND: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is the statewide division of the University of California that administers Cooperative Extension, which is responsible for local program development and delivery throughout the state of California. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is a network of colleagues with a focus on research, education programs, and outreach to resolve local challenges in communities where they live and work. UC ANR is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. UC ANR's CE advisors, CE specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty develop and deliver practical, science- based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. To learn more about UCCE in these vibrant communities, visit: and

Our priorities in research, education, service, and resource allocation are guided by the UC ANR Strategic Vision ( There are 5 strategic initiatives that ANR is currently focusing on: Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases (EIPD), Healthy Families and Communities (HFC), Sustainable Food Systems (SFS), Sustainable Natural Ecosystem (SNE), and Water Quality, Quantity and Security (WQQS). This position will primarily address priorities found in the Strategic Plans for the Sustainable Food Systems, Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases, and Water Quality, Quantity and Security Strategic Initiatives. The Strategic Plans for each strategic initiative can be found at

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 applied research program will be based upon a needs assessment, and may include partnerships with a variety of campus and county-based colleagues. Research topics may include but are not limited to pest management (with a specific focus on weed ecology and sustainable weed management in agronomic cropping systems, including but not limited to herbicide resistant weeds, managing weeds in herbicide resistant crops, and robotic weed management systems), nutrient management (particularly nitrogen), irrigation management, variety evaluation, and economic impacts. The CE advisor will be expected to interact with UC ANR Program Teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, and others to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs.

Extension of Knowledge: County and community partners have come to 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. Science-based research results and educational information are disseminated using a variety of methods, including individual consultations, presentations at grower and industry meetings, workshops, short courses, field demonstrations, UC ANR publications, peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, technical reports to commodity boards/funding agencies, and an appropriate mix of contemporary and emerging electronic tools (such as online learning, web content systems and repositories, social media, impact and evaluation tools), along with specialized and public media outlets. Programs will be developed and carried out in collaboration with other UC ANR academics and appropriate statewide efforts including UC ANR Program Teams and Workgroups.

Professional Competence: All UC ANR CE advisors are required to demonstrate professional competence in their programmatic areas. Professional competence includes participation in training activities to enhance professional development, such as administrative trainings, professional conferences, or workshops. Professional competence also includes activities that reflect professional standing within the programmatic area, such as presenting at conferences or workshops, holding offices in professional societies, invited presentations, or reviewing/editing publications.

University and Public Service: All UC ANR CE advisors are required to actively serve the University, as well as the public.  University service may occur at the local, division, state, national, or international levels. Examples of potential University service activities include serving on a university workgroup or committee, providing leadership in program teams, or advocacy efforts. Public service involves activities and events in which the incumbent uses their professional expertise to benefit groups or efforts outside the University. Examples may include serving on external boards or councils, participating in community events, and leadership of non-University collaborative groups.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives
  • Conduct and report regular compre

Extension Vegetable Specialist
Position description

POSITION: Extension Vegetable Specialist – Non-tenure track Extension educator (Assistant or Associate rank) within the Dept of Extension, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut.

POSITION LOCATION: Tolland County Extension Center, Vernon, CT

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Develop and conduct an Extension education and research program that meets critical needs and builds the knowledge base in vegetable crop production and practices. Work with the Extension agriculture team in establishing an innovative multi-disciplinary program in their field of expertise. The faculty member will use the latest research-based and experiential learning-based information related to all facets of developing, implementing, and evaluating vegetable programs for agricultural producers.  Serve as a source of support for Good Agricultural Practices in food safety and security of vegetable crop production. Conduct yearly All-America vegetable trials. Faculty member will appraise clientele problems and needs for Extension programs.  Clientele include all public and private land use decision-makers, Extension advisors, farmers, growers, horticulturists, professional service providers, private organizations, and public agencies. This will include partnering with many disciplines, programs, agencies, organizations, groups, and others. Extend the reach of UConn Extension by integrating distance technology into program delivery through computer applications, web pages, electronic communications, multimedia technologies, and other emerging technologies.   The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded education and research program and to develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers. To fulfill the Extension mission, the successful candidate will perform other appropriate duties as needed or assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS Required:  An earned master’s degree in plant science, plant pathology, entomology, or a related field.  Demonstrated success teaching in non-formal as well as formal settings. Applicants must have a significant and demonstrated experience in the field of vegetable production or IPM. Applicants must possess strong skills in leadership, written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations, and computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office. Applicants must be self-starters and have the ability to work effectively with minimum supervision both independently and as a team member.  In addition, incumbent in this position must have the ability to work flexible hours including occasional nights and weekends and must have demonstrated ability and willingness to travel statewide to meet clients and occasionally travel in New England for regional activities.  Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel is allowed for personal vehicle use upon proof of insurability and valid driver’s license.  The person in this position must be able to work in outdoor field and farm conditions and may find it necessary lift at least 50 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS Desired: Ph.D. in plant sciences, plant pathology, entomology or a closely related field. Proven experience in grantsmanship and/or fund raising.  Demonstrated familiarity with Extension and the land-grant university system.  Experience in increasing diversity in educational program delivery and participation.   

This is a full-time position with a benefits package. For more information on benefits, go to:  Mileage allowance is provided.  Starting salary for this position will be commensurate with training and experience.  This is an 11-month per year non-tenure track faculty position.  Applicants will be subject to a background screening. To apply go to  Screening will begin  October 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled. 

The University of Connecticut is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and program provider.  


Postdoctoral Fellow - Farming System Economics

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research into improving whole farm performance
  • Contribute to improvements in productivity and sustainability of cropping systems
  • Join CSIRO's internationally recognised Agriculture & Food business unit


The Position

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide experience that will enhance career prospects and facilitate the development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to undertake research into investigating opportunities to improve the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of cropping systems in Australia’s northern grain production region. The role will contribute to this program of research by examining the questions:

  1. What happens at whole-farm level when you scale paddock-level innovations to the whole farm?
  2. What whole-farm factors limit the capacity of farmers to optimise their system water-use-efficiency – and what can be done to mitigate or manage these?

Specifically you will:

  • Develop innovative concepts, approaches and methods required to elucidate the various interactions that occur at the whole farm scale including biological, social, economic and risk factors
  • Utilise and adapt whole-farm analysis approaches to identify drivers and limitations for adoption of novel practices changes on farms
  • Interact with farmers, farm-advisor, benchmarking and agri-finance sectors to foster the application of research and development with stakeholders.
  • Facilitate greater consideration and understanding of socio-economic factors that are driving farm performance.

Location: Toowoomba/Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Salary: $80K - $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 3 year term

Reference: 45662

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Agricultural or Natural Resource Economics
  • Advanced understanding of biological, economic and social dimensions of farming enterprises
  • Experience with socio-economic research methodologies, particularly focussed at the farm enterprise level
  • Experience with development and/or application of models in farming systems research
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

How to Apply: Please upload one document only that includes both your cover letter and CV/Resume, ensuring that you provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability for this role.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, 1st of October 2017

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we therefore reserve the right to remove this advertising prior to the closing date. Apply today!

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.


NC State University

Department Head

The position has posted and can be viewed at



Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation: Plant Genomics Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

Title: Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation: Plant Genomics. The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Climate Change Adaptation with an emphasis on using genomic approaches to understand plant adaptation to changing climates so as to inform breeding, restoration and/or management strategies in agricultural or natural systems. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (


The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applicants that focus on plant adaptation to changing climates. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in climate adaptation and plant genomics. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes which, depending on expertise, could include classes such as Landscape Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics in a Changing Environment. Agriculture and the Environment, Genes and Gene Expression, Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families, or Genetics and Plant Conservation. The typical teaching expectation is 2 courses per year. Participation in departmental and university service is expected.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant science, genetics, genomics, ecology, evolution, or a related field. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research using genomic approaches to understand plant adaptation to changing climates so as to inform breeding, restoration and/or management strategies in agricultural or natural systems. Candidates with a willingness to build relationships with relevant State of California and federal agencies, farmers, land and resource managers, plant breeding companies and other stakeholders are desired.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials must be submitted via the following website: The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2017.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to the position 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Mary L. Cadenasso (

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. Applicants with disabilities can contact University of California, Davis, Accessibility Services with questions at


Brokaw Nursery LLC

Nursery Operations Horticulturist


Brokaw Nursery, located in Ventura County, is seeking a motivated employee to spearhead our in-house nursery trials and experimental efforts. Brokaw Nursery is one of California's largest suppliers of wholesale subtropical orchard trees, serving not only the California market but also many countries worldwide.  Brokaw nursery currently employs approximately 50 full time employees.

We seek a full time candidate who has the ability to excel in a fast paced and detailed environment.  This position reports directly to the company’s International Relations and R&D Director and supports the Operations team. Brokaw Nursery, LLC offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as professional growth opportunities.


  • Proficiency in applied horticulture in both field and laboratory settings.
  • Understanding of the scientific method related to horticulture including literature review, experimental design, and appropriate statistical evaluation. 
  • Strong organizational, analytical and people skills sufficient to provide timely and constructive feedback on issues related to the nursery and horticultural industries.
  • Ability to structure and complete tasks independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher is required; preferably in horticulture or plant science, with consideration given to degrees in other corresponding disciplines including water/soil science, entomology, or plant pathology. 
  • Education, training, or experience in horticulture and/or nursery practices is preferred, and relevant experience in other permanent cropping systems will be considered. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in Spanish desired


  • Develop, conduct and analyze domestic nursery, orchard, and laboratory trials.
  • Prepare reports and summaries of these trials that include interpretation of results and recommendations for implementation.
  • Represent Brokaw Nursery at technical events including industry meetings, seminars and other educational functions.
  • Assist and advise Nursery Manager as needed.
  • Additional special projects as needed.
  • Possible international travel to participate in research activities in other growing regions.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday-Friday,1/2 hour lunch
Reply with Resume and Cover letter to


University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources

Area Youth, Families and Communities Advisor - Imperial County and DREC

County Location: Imperial County

Date Posted: September 1, 2017
Closing Date: October 30, 2017

Job Description: Download
Download Application: Word | PDF

For instructions on application procedures and materials required, please click the above 'Job Description' link.

This position is headquartered in Holtville, Imperial County, California.

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor who will serve UCCE Imperial County and the Desert Research and Extension center with headquarters in Holtville, CA. The Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor will implement a four-fold focus addressing community-building, entrepreneurial skills for innovative cross-disciplinary program development, information brokering, and community-based research.  


  • Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR strategic initiatives
  • Supervise UC DREC FARM SMART program community education specialists as well as UC 4-H YD and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education staff. Provide academic oversight to ensure compliance with federal and ANR programmatic and fiscal policies.
  • Oversee implementation of the UC 4-H Youth Development Framework and ensure that positive youth development occurs from an intentional process.
  • Lead the evaluation of local programs for impact and attainment of growth, participation and program objectives.
  • Cultivate collaborators and donors as well as grants for research and education/project support.
  • Collaborate and network with governmental agencies, youth service organizations, industry groups, schools, fairs and interested individuals.


A minimum of a master's degree or higher, in Child or Human Development, Community Development, Nutrition, Education or a closely related social science field completed by the appointment start date

Experience working with Latino youth and their families, as well as excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in English and Spanish, and demonstrated bi- or multi-cultural abilities and/or skills

Having a working knowledge of Latino culture, values and norms, particularly around views of family and community success, and experience collaborating and facilitating with diverse community members

Additionally, applied research and extension experience and education and/or coursework/experience in community economic development are preferred.


Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:


LSU Ag Center


Assistant/Associate Professor (Biotic-Abiotic Crop Stress Pathologist/Physiologist)

WORK LOCATION:  Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

NATURE OF POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor. This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 75% research (LSU AgCenter) and 25% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture). The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual will establish a nationally recognized, competitively funded research program on understanding plant responses to abiotic stresses, interactions between abiotic stresses and biotic stresses, such as infections by plant pathogens, and their impact on disease development and crop production. A strong background in plant physiology or biochemistry is required as well as a clear understanding of the impacts of  biotic/abiotic stresses on plant performance and crop production. Examples of stress responses are seed germination and seedling emergence in heavy saturated soils, yield formation under high temperatures, root function in saturated soils, saline irrigation water, and others. Some examples of interactions include damping off diseases as affected by soil moisture, temperature and salinity as well as foliar disease as affected by numerous abiotic stresses. There are ample opportunities to collaborate with plant pathologists, agronomists, breeders and others. Teaching duties include a graduate level course to be determined by the successful applicant and taught in alternate years. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to develop an undergraduate general educational botany course, which may be team-taught, to be offered on a yearly basis. Mentoring graduate, undergraduate and/or postdoctoral researchers is expected. Securing extramural funding for research and teaching activities is expected. The faculty member also is expected to publish in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and to provide service to the department, institution and appropriate professional societies.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology/Physiology, Biochemistry or a Ph.D. in a closely related field with experience in plant pathology/physiology is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has  an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits  offered include  retirement,  multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (or through Workday for Internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with resume including a statement of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching interests, university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed  application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Zhi-yuan Chen

Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology 302 Life Science Building, LSU

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106 Phone: (225) 578-7850

Email: Website: