Work at ASI
Posted February 12, 2016
Academic Coordinator at Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility
Open Date: February 3, 2016
Next Review Date: February 29, 2016 - apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee
Final Date: September 30, 2016 - applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position had not yet been filled.
This is a unique academic position within UC Davis that allows for intellectual growth; interactions with researchers, students, farmers, and other stakeholders; and development of impactful data driven solutions for agricultural sustainability in California. The position provides specialized support for the research, teaching and outreach program of Russell Ranch, a long-term research facility for the study of sustainable agriculture and part of UC Davis’ Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI).
The Academic Coordinator will work under the direction of the Russell Ranch Director to coordinate and manage research activities. Activities will include experimental design and conducting research projects at Russell Ranch; managing and supporting undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and visiting scientists; maintaining the long-term archive of crop and soil samples; designing and maintaining a longterm electronic database; writing reports and publications; supplying input into the planning of research, educational, and outreach programs; identifying and developing collaborative relationships with various stakeholders; recruitment and training of researchers and undergraduate students; events, outreach and conducting tours of Russell Ranch; contributing to proposal writing, fundraising and strategic planning for Russell Ranch; marketing and logistics for Russell Ranch food products; and maintaining website as well as monitoring and evaluation.
The Academic Coordinator will stay apprised of the emerging issues and problems associated with sustainable agriculture in California and maintain technical competence in the Coodinator’s area(s) of specialization.