The CE specialist in Water and Watershed Sciences will focus on carrying out a collaborative, multifaceted research and outreach program with the goal of improving factors affecting the health of source-water areas and their linkage with downstream water uses statewide, with special attention to the Sierra Nevada-Central Valley watersheds.
In particular, there is an opportunity for the CE specialist to take a leading role in developing science and policy that will accelerate restoration of Sierra Nevada forests for multiple water-related ecosystem services.
This position is located at UC Merced.
All UC ANR CE specialists are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extending knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service. Research may involve assessing technical, economic, social, and/or environmental impacts of water management and policy through field studies, process modeling, or statistical modeling.
Other duties include: • Interact with their campus academic colleagues, thereby creating synergies that will advance the programmatic goals of both the UCM School of Engineering and of UC ANR; • Interact with UCM School of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students, deliver occasional lectures, and perform similar academic functions (such as serving on dissertation committees, oral exams, etc.) as appropriate. In accordance with UC Academic Personnel Policy 334, Specialist in Cooperative Extension Series, the teaching of regular undergraduate or graduate courses will not be a responsibility of the position; • Engage in campus faculty meetings, campus faculty committee service, and other activities of the UCM faculty as appropriate.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all academics. UC ANR Affirmative Action policy and information can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Diversity/Affirmative_Action/
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Ph.D. is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in watershed engineering or hydrology, environmental, civil and agricultural engineering, or closely related discipline. Applicants must be within 12 months of completing their degree in order to be considered for the position. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. A demonstrated ability in applied natural resources and agricultural research and extension of information is desirable. Experience in securing and managing extramural grants, carrying out field-based research, publishing multi-disciplinary research, and doing outreach related to forest and watershed management is desirable.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following six components of the application packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucanr.edu
1. Cover Letter 2. ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/278846.pdf Please do not send letters of reference. 3. CV or Resume 4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity: Please submit a 1-page Statement of Contributions to Diversity 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. 5. Statement of Research and Extension Interests: 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 6. College Level 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.
Additional Salary Information: Beginning salary will be in the Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Cooperative Extension Specialist salary scale, please refer to https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/1819/2018-19-adj-scales/t29.pdf
Internal Number: 18-07
About UC ANR & UC Merced
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is the statewide division of the University of California that administers Cooperative Extension, which is responsible for local program development and delivery throughout the state of California. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is a network of colleagues with a focus on research, education programs, and outreach to resolve local challenges in communities where they live and work. UC ANR is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. UC ANR's CE advisors, CE specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty develop and deliver practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians.