Last updated on December 16, 2013

Across California, the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.

We seek an academic advisor who can conduct a multi-county-based extension, education, and applied research program for grape production that promotes sustainability, profitability, food safety, and environmental stewardship. The primary focus is on table grapes, with additional attention on wine and raisin grapes.
We seek an advisor who is:

  • An innovative researcher, who can develop an applied research program, evaluate programs, and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences.
  • An educator, who can deliver an ongoing extension education program using traditional, contemporary, and emerging tools that address the needs of growers, industry, and other clients in the area served that are appropriate for the audience and situation.
  • A collaborator, who can develop partnerships and leverage resources to deliver innovative approaches that will develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs; one who can collaborate with UC ANR Program Teams, workgroups, and specialists; academics at a local and national level; the private sector, and others within the research/extension network.
  • A visionary, who can complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, optimizing opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.

For information about UC ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, candidates are invited to visit our Web site:

Bakersfield and Kern County, the headquarters for this position, is located at the southern “horseshoe” end of California’s great Central Valley, 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Situated on the valley floor, it is the gateway to Southern California, the southern Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave Desert, divided from each by mountains. The region is a leader in agricultural and oil production in the state. The region offers easy access to a range of outdoor activities on the wild and scenic Kern River, Lake Isabella, and in the Sequoia National Forest.

This position is an academic career track appointment. The minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in an agricultural science, such as plant science, viticulture, pomology or horticulture, although candidates with other applicable advanced degrees are also encouraged to apply. Additional relevant course work or specialized training in topics such as entomology, plant pathology or soil/water science is desired.

For a full job description and application procedures, please visit Submit full application packet electronically to and refer to position listing AP#12-17. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 10, 2014.

The University of California offers an attractive benefits package. For more information, please visit the UC Benefits Web site: