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Faculty Position - University of California, Davis

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Mechanization Engineering

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of Mechanization Engineering. 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 mechanization and automation of crop production, and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to various clientele such as growers, equipment and technology companies, processors and food marketing companies, policy makers and the public, including  underrepresented groups.

Qualifications: A strong and documented engineering background is required with a Ph.D. in Engineering or a B.S. in Engineering with a Ph.D. or equivalent in an agriculture related field. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research as evidenced by publications in peer‐reviewed journals.

Appointment Date: This position is available on or before 1 July 2017.

Applications: Applications should be submitted on‐line at http://recruit.ucdavis.edu/. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, a statement of research interests and goals, a summary or abstract of the  h.D. dissertation, copies or links to recent relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Shrinivasa Upadhyaya, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616‐5294, phone: (530) 752‐8770, fax: (530) 752‐2640, email: . The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 31 January 2017.