Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor
Date Posted: November 4, 2013
Closing Date: January 20, 2014
Extension: The IPM Advisor is expected to develop and deliver IPM using existing knowledge and knowledge derived from his/her research program. Needs assessment will be required to identify key issues and prioritize projects. The extension program is expected to be relevant not only in content which meets the clientele needs but is provided as relevant deliverables to target audience including print, popular media, social networks, public presentations, field days, and web based media. ANR’s UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines are the primary CE outreach tool and the IPM Advisor will be expected to be closely involved in developing and reviewing content.
The primary multipliers of IPM information are PCAs, crop consultants, producers, and farmers. Programmatic training and educational support will be provided to the existing network of county-based Advisors in support of their programs. Other client groups include crop protection industry, commodity group leaders and organizations/associations, both government and non-government.
Outreach methods will include individual consultations, field days, tours, meetings, web conferences, ANR publications, peer-reviewed journals, and an appropriate mix of contemporary and emerging electronic tools such as online learning, web content systems and repositories, social media, impact and evaluation tools, along with specialized and public media outlets.
Research: The academic in this position will be expected to interact with UC ANR Program Teams, Specialists and others within the research/extension network to develop, strengthen and expand the local delivery of statewide programs. All ANR CE academic appointees are responsible for performance in the areas of extending knowledge and information, applied research and creative activity, professional competence and activity, and University and public service.
The IPM Advisor will be expected to conduct collaborative and independent applied research in cooperation with other CE Advisors, Specialists, and other faculty. This research will be commodity based, directed toward a practical solution, and provide a remedy to a pest or disease problem. Whenever possible the IPM Advisor is encouraged to use field research opportunities for hands-on teaching and learning through Advisor collaboration. Outputs from research will include peer-reviewed technical articles, Cal Ag articles, technical reports, articles for newsletters, special publications such as identification and pictorial guides, web site postings, journals, and blogs.