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Extension Viticulture Production Specialist
MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Benton Harbor, MI

Closing Date: December 17, 2018

Viticulture Production Specialist – posting number 541048

MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
1737 Hillandale Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Position Overview:

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position provides local and statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in viticulture production. The position is located in Berrien County at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, Benton Harbor. The position will conduct research and extension programming relevant to address the challenges germane to the grape industry in the region and work across southwest Michigan with grape growers. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams and Institutes including working with faculty, specialists and educators to achieve efficient, profitable and sustainable viticulture production and overall advancement for the Michigan viticulture industry.

Qualifications:

(Minimum Qualifications – see full description for complete list of requirements)
• M.S. degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or crop science, must be earned by date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

• Persons with a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, or crop science with a background in viticulture are encouraged to apply.
• Three or more years of horticulture practices related to viticulture research and education

Application Process:

To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500181/extension-specialistfixed

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references including email addresses.

This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.

Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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