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Assistant Professor of Extension in Weed Management

Description of Duties

The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Extension (Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension) in the area of weed management in agronomic crops. This is a fiscal year position available July 1, 2024 with an 80% Cooperative Extension and 20% Organized Research Appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/). The position will be housed at the University of California Riverside campus in Riverside, CA. The successful applicant will develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded basic and applied research program on the management of non-aquatic weeds using chemical and non-chemical strategies that decrease weed competition, minimize environmental impacts from weed control practices, and reduce the economic costs of weed management. Preference will be given to candidates conducting research at the forefront of their field who have a strong working knowledge of weed management and control and a desire and ability to work with diverse clientele. Cooperative extension (CE) responsibilities include the development and implementation of educational programs on weed management in agronomic crops, which may include extension publications, newsletters, web pages, blogs, field days, participation in CE Advisor meetings, organizing workshops, and contributing to the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) workgroups and teams.
Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: a Ph.D. in Weed Science, Agronomy, Plant Sciences or a related discipline, demonstrated experience in applied research, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Preferred qualifications for this position include: Postdoctoral experience, experience in research and outreach with demonstrated productivity in publishing in journals related to weed management, and a track record of success in obtaining extramural funding.Advancement through the Professorial ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Type of position

Full Time


$86,500 to $112,800


The current base pay range for the Assistant Professor of Extension position is $84,100 to $110,100 and the Agronomist/ Organized Research position is $86,500 to $112,800. Additional off-scale to be commensurate with market value, qualifications and experiences.


Riverside CA 92521,

Closing Date


Date Position Available

University of California Riverside