- Posted by: Gale Perez
University of California, Riverside--Cooperative Extension Weed Science Specialist
The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist (11-month tenure-track, 90% CE, 10% OR). The Weed Specialist will work with Farm Advisors, other Extension Specialists, faculty, land managers and the industry to conduct research on biology of weedy and invasive plants and their interactions with managed ecosystems, focusing on urban systems. Research could address potential invasiveness of ornamental or biofuel crops; environmental issues associated with herbicide use and other weed control practices; development of integrated weed management practices in nurseries, floriculture, and landscapes; and impacts of weeds and weed management in the urban-agriculture and urban-wildland interfaces. Outreach will center on UC Farm Advisors and clientele who focus on managed ecosystems including urban systems and landscapes, horticulture and floriculture.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally competitive research program and obtain extramural grant funds. Preference will be given to candidates conducting research at the forefront of their field and having a strong working knowledge of weed ecology and control and a desire and ability to work with diverse clientele.
The position will be available October 1, 2012. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Plant Science, Ecology, Range Science, Horticulture, Plant Physiology or related fields. Evaluation of applications will begin August 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research and extension interests, and 3) have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Cooperative Extension Specialist Search Committee, c/o Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, 2118 Batchelor Hall, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0124; Email: email@example.com; FAX: (951) 827-4437. For additional information on the Department and the campus visit http://cnas.ucr.edu/ and http://www.plantbiology.ucr.edu/. UCR has an active career partner program, and is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.