UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist – Economics of Sustainable Agricultural Management

Date Posted: October 8, 2018
Closing Date: October 31, 2018

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The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, internationally recognized
as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a
Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of
agricultural economics with a specialization in the economics of sustainable agricultural
management. This is a full time, career-­-track position. Cooperative Extension Specialists have
many of the same career opportunities and rights and privileges as faculty in the professorial
ranks but do not have classroom teaching responsibilities, freeing them to do extension education
and applied research with partners throughout California. The successful candidate will be
expected to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be applied
toward the economics of agricultural production systems, including shifts to new technologies and
crops, which enhance sustainability and profitability, and to develop an extension education and
outreach program that extends information to various clientele (e.g., farmers, grower/shippers,
regulatory organizations, and policymakers) including under-­- represented groups. Advising and
mentoring of graduate students is expected.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in economics, agricultural economics or other closely
related discipline is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to
develop a successful independent research program in the area of the economics
of sustainable agricultural management.


Applications: Applications should be submitted
on-­-line at
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02453. Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae, including publication list; statement of research and extension interests and goals; a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation; copies or links to recent relevant publications; statement of contribution to diversity; and three letters of recommendation. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2018. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Tina Saitone, Search Committee Chair, saitone@primal.ucdavis.edu

This position is located at UC Davis.



University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403  Phone: 707.565.2621  Fax: 707.565.2623
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