Job Opening: Cooperative Extension Project Scientist AP 20-12

Cooperative Extension Project Scientist UC Berkeley Food Institute AP 20-12

Date Posted: December 14, 2020
Closing Date: February 15, 2021

Job Description

The Project Scientist will conduct an extension-based applied research program addressing policy and economic barriers, motivations, and opportunities that influence agricultural producers’ transition to economically viable, environmentally sustainable, regenerative, and equitable practices. The Project Scientist will work to develop effective ways to meet the needs of producers (who have diverse scales and resource capacities across urban, rural and regional contexts) and help them overcome economic and policy-related challenges as they transition to practices based on agroecological principles (including but not limited to new market opportunities, circular and solidarity economies, soil health, organic production, integrated pest management, crop diversification, culturally relevant foods, practices that enhance food security, and fair labor practices), and disseminate findings on policy and economic solutions that benefit farmers, farmworkers, communities, and society more broadly.

The Project Scientist position is a non-career track position. The position is a two-year renewable term appointment (up to 4 years total) with a merit cycle every two years. The performance in the position will be evaluated annually. Continuation beyond the initial four years is contingent upon a review of continuing need and the availability of funding.

Reporting Relationship: The Project Scientist will work collaboratively with the faculty co-directors of the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI), and possible other BFI associated faculty members with strong disciplinary connections, to develop and conduct research and extension. They will also be administratively responsible to the ANR Associate Vice President.

If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #20-12).

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by February 15, 2021 in the UC Recruit system.