Winegrape Production Assistant/Associate/Professor (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  California State University

  Fresno, California

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•  Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
•  Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
•  Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
•  Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
•  California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Viticulture and Enology has an opening for a tenure-track or tenured faculty 9-month (academic year) appointment with a 12-month assignment. The position emphasizes wine grape production and vineyard management. The successful candidate will teach in the areas of general viticulture, mechanized viticulture, and advanced grape and vine enterprise management. Faculty researchers are expected to seek external support through grants and contracts. The successful candidate will receive a temporary assignment as the Bronco Chair of Viticulture Research. This 12-month assignment provides up to 50% assigned time during the academic year for industry related research in mechanized or precision viticulture.

The Department currently serves approximately 150 students through its MS in Viticulture and Enology, BS in Enology, BS in Viticulture, and Certificate of Special Study in Enology. These academic programs are supported by a strong group of faculty and staff with a commitment to education, research, and industry outreach and service.

The research program is supported by the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) as part of the California Agricultural Technology Institute. Additional facilities include the Jordan College Graduate Lab, the Jordan Agricultural Research Center, the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL), and the V.E. Petrucci Library.

Required Education:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Viticulture, Plant Science, Plant Physiology, Horticultural Science, Precision Agriculture, or related discipline is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2018 (date of appointment).

Required Experience:

1) Commitment to and potential for teaching excellence;
2) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals;
3) Commitment to and potential for scholarly activity at the university level and successful grant writing;
4) Strong oral and written communication skills;
5) Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

For preferred qualifications, please see full position description at

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 16, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following:
1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a statement of research or outreach plan(s);
4) the names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses of five professional references.

Finalists will be required to submit
1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts.

Other Requirements:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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