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Production Horticulture Advisor

Recruitment Period

Open March 31st, 2020 through Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

Purpose. The Production Horticulture Advisor is responsible for conducting research, extension and education programs in the areas of floriculture, nursery and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) including indoor grown edible crops with the goal of improving production and economic viability of these industries in San Diego County.

  1. Address issues in production horticulture including floriculture and nursery crops in field grown and controlled environment conditions through applied research and extension education programs to disseminate information to the San Diego County clientele. Potential issues include pest management, invasive species, soil and fertility management, energy efficiency, irrigation and water use and agriculture/urban interface issues.
  2. Support the floriculture and nursery industries as well as a diverse and expanding CEA industry in San Diego County.
  3. The CE advisor will provide research and education in traditional areas of production of floriculture and nursery crops, as well as edible crop production under controlled environment conditions. The CE Advisor will develop or test innovations related to engineering and growing requirements to improve energy and water use efficiency and carbon neutrality. This an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in San Diego and throughout California. Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link growers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving. You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and working landscapes of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless. County of Responsibility. This position is focused on production horticulture in San Diego County. There is opportunity to work collaboratively across counties.

Reporting Relationship: The CE advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) County Director for San Diego County.

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https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=1689

Job location

San Diego County, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Please submit a 2-page Statement of Research and Extension Interests including how your current and/or past research and extension experience could contribute to, or be applicable to, the needs of the local community. Provide examples of potential goals and outcomes from your research and extension activities.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Please submit a 1-page Statement of Contributions to DEI addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through personal experience, teaching, research, extension, professional activity, and/or service. This should include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program.

    Guidelines for writing a DEI Statement can be found at: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement

  • College transcripts - Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates. Please DO NOT send transcripts that are password protected.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)