IPM Entomology Farm Advisor

Website University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Position Overview 

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking the following UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisor.

Purpose 

The IPM Entomology Farm Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address pest management issues facing agriculture. Research and extension will address high-priority issues related to ecologically and economically sound integrated pest management programs. Emphasis is expected to be on interdisciplinary projects that affect cool-season vegetables including leafy greens, such as lettuce, and cole crops, such as broccoli, along with other crops including strawberries and other berries, ornamental and nursery plant production and local specialty crops.

This is an exciting opportunity to do research and provide research-based education on pest and pesticide-safe management practices to enhance production efficiency and profitability and to help protect the environment. Opportunities abound to build partnerships with USDA, PCA’s, growers, agencies, and other interested parties (e.g., California Strawberry Commission, California Leafy Greens Board, public and private companies, and the USDA, CDFA and CDPR research support programs).

The advisor joins a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and throughout California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless. The Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Cooperative Extension (CE) Advisor for Entomology will be a key member of the UC Statewide IPM Program’s (UCIPM) academic team.

Education

A minimum of a Master’s degree in entomology, pest management, or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. The Advisor must have a broad understanding of IPM principles, including knowledge of crop production, cultural and biological controls, and pesticide use. It is highly desirable for the Advisor to have knowledge/experience in conducting field research in agriculture; planning and implementation of broad, large-scale research and extension programs. In addition, to the passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension

Salary

The 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: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf.   If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE Advisor, the candidate will be offered the position without change to the candidate’s current rank, step, salary and/or appointment terms; and if applicable, is eligible to retain indefinite status.

This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please review further details regarding major duties/responsibilities and qualifications at https://ucanr.edu/about/jobs/. To apply for this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #22-29).  To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by July 13, 2022; open until filled. Please contact Alma Jackson at ajackson@ucanr.edu if you should have any questions. Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.

To apply for this job please visit recruit.ucanr.edu.