Assistant Extension Professor and State Extension Specialist for Enology

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Job Title: Assistant Extension Professor and State Extension Specialist for Enology
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 33780
Job Description

Assistant Extension Professor and State Extension Specialist for Enology. This is a professional-track (non-tenure) position (100% extension) in Food Science, which is part of the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The position, which is part of the Grape and Wine Institute (, is housed on the University of Missouri Columbia campus.

This position will be the primary contact for extension education information, technology transfer and programming regarding enology in Missouri. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized extension program in enology appropriate for Missouri and other Midwestern states. The position will provide statewide program leadership that assists, supports, and strengthens the work of other state specialists, regional extension specialists, and private industry to facilitate technology transfer and adoption of winery best practices. The successful candidate should generate and disseminate enology information in all appropriate venues including workshops, short courses, and interactions with private industry personnel. Materials will include both hard copy and electronic publications, websites, and social media. The incumbent will conduct applied research to support extension programming. Publications in refereed journals and presentations at professional meetings are expected. The incumbent is expected to attract extra- and intramural funding to support extension and research programs.

The successful candidate will work as part of a collaborative team of faculty in areas that include enology, food science, bioengineering, viticulture, plant sciences and others. The successful candidate must work closely with faculty and staff members in the Grape and Wine Institute, in other CAFNR divisions, other MU departments, and cooperating universities. This position interacts with the Missouri Wine and Grape Board, the Missouri Grape Growers Association, Missouri Vintners Association, and all members of the Missouri wine and grape industries. The incumbent is expected to serve the division, CAFNR, MU, and professional societies as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have an earned PhD in enology or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment and must have training and/or experience in applied research.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

Prior experience in extension program development and delivery and in working with the grape and wine industry are desirable. Evidence of success in extramural grant support is desirable. Effective oral and written communications skills also a plus.

Application Materials

Applications should include a letter of application describing qualifications and career goals, a curriculum vitae, transcripts and contact information for four letters of reference.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2020.

Other Information Questions regarding this position should be directed to Andrew D. Clarke, Search Chair, Food Science Program, 246 W. C. Stringer Wing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. [email protected]. (573) 882-4113.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 6/9/2020
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time