Job

Associate Director for Urban and Community IPM and Area IPM Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Serving UC Statewide IPM Program
Location Headquarters: ANR – 2801 Second Street Davis, CA
CLOSING DATE:
For full consideration, by July 21, 2014, please electronically submit your cover letter, completed academic application form, curriculum vitae and all college transcripts to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu
Please refer to Position Number AP#14-19 in all correspondence.
Please view the full position description and access the academic application form at the UC ANR employment web site: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=616

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and
delivery is seeking an academic advisor to

  1. Take leadership for its urban and community IPM programs within the UC Statewide IPM Program
  2. Plan, conduct and coordinate a statewide extension and education program to address pests in all areas of urban and community integrated pest management including structural pests and pests of landscapes and gardens including arthropods, rodents, weeds and plant pathogens
  3. Work closely with experts within UCANR, agencies, clientele groups, etc., to assure programs and products meet the needs of California’s urban and community audiences
  4. Supervise staff, seek program enhancing funding.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
  • 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 http://ucanr.edu/files/906.pdf
    • Conduct applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
    • Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
    • Maintain and promote Cooperative Extension’s credibility by providing science-based knowledge and skills independent of personal or parochial interests.
    • Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences.
    • Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including campus-based specialists, AES faculty, CE Advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.
  • Oversee budget, personnel actions, and staff for the Urban & Community IPM group.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED:
A minimum of a Master’s Degree, though other advanced degrees are
encouraged, in disciplines such as entomology, plant pathology, nematology, or weed science, or a closely related field; Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills: A broad understanding of integrated pest management principles, including experience or training in invertebrate biology and ecology, cultural and biological controls, and pesticides/toxicology; Quantitative skills and experience with experimental design; Administrative experience including coordination of programs, supervision of employees, responsibility for budgets and success in obtaining grant funds for
collaborative projects.

Practical experience or training in structural and landscape pest management and multiple pest disciplines is also highly desirable. A demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension of information is desirable. 

The position requires extensive travel within California and occasionally, outside of the state.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found
at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/169224.pdf)

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in

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