UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Small Scale Fruit & Vegetable Processing

County Location: Yolo County

Date Posted: June 7, 2017
Closing Date: September 1, 2017

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The Department of Food Science and Technology is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) at the Assistant rank in the field of fruit and vegetable processing. The mission of the Department of Food Science and Technology (http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu) is to develop and disseminate comprehensive basic and applied knowledge regarding the production and processing of foods and beverages. A Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist is being recruited to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be applied toward small-scale (less than 500 employees) fruit and vegetable processing companies, and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to toward various clientele (growers, food processors, food entrepreneurs) including under-represented groups. The successful candidate will bring visibility and leadership to campus- and county-based CE academics and other researchers and educators involved in the study of fruit and vegetable processing. Research and extension outreach activities will be closely integrated with University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), county-based CE academics and clientele as well as campus-based CE and ladder rank faculty. The appointee will be a faculty member of the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Food Science or other closely related discipline is required. Additionally, knowledge, experience, interest and/or academic coursework related to food processing and engineering, food chemistry, and plant sciences is highly desired. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Appointment Date: Applications will be reviewed with the expectation that the appointee will be available for service on or soon after January 1, 2018.

Applications: Applications should be submitted on-line at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01629. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Carl K. Winter, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, voice (530) 752-5448 and email ckwinter@ucdavis.edu.

Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae including publication list; 3) copies or links to recent relevant publications; 4) summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation; 5) a statement of research plans of relevance to fruit and vegetable processing and 6) a statement of extension interests and goals; 7) names, addresses including e-mail, and telephone numbers of at least four professional references; 8) a statement of contributions to diversity. The position will remain open until filled.

To ensure consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2017.


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