Area Viticulture Cooperative Extension Advisor

Across California, the University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR is an engine for problem solving.  Serving as the bridge between local issues and 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 to conduct an extension, education and applied research program. The main focus of this position is to develop and integrate all aspects of wine, raisin, table and grape concentrate production in Madera, Merced and Mariposa counties.

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,
  • An educator who can facilitate interactions and information exchange among campus-based academics, CE advisors and community stakeholders,
  • A collaborator who can develop partnerships and leverage resources to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs,
  • A visionary who can complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities while 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 visit

Madera, Merced and Mariposa counties are located in California’s San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada range foothills.  The position headquarters will be Madera County. Please, read about existing programs in these counties at,, and

This position is an academic career-track appointment; an earned master's degree or other advanced degree in disciplines such as viticulture, horticulture, plant physiology or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. Background or experience in water management and/or plant mineral nutrition is desired.

For a full position vacancy announcement, application procedures, and required academic application form, please visit or contact Karen Ellsworth at and refer to position number AP#17-17. To assure full consideration, submit application packet by September 11, 2017 to

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

Job Type: 
Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
Company Name: 
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division
Name of Contact Person: 
Karen Ellsworth
Contact Person's Phone: 
530 750-1284
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