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Enology Extension Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Enology Extension Specialist
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180018
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

This position is a 100% Extension, full-time (12 month) non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Food Science and Technology, within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The successful candidate will support the continued success and growth of Virginia’s $1 billion/year wine industry by providing educational resources and training opportunities to Virginia grape and wine producers, and communicating the practical applications of cutting edge research to producers. Primary responsibilities include design and delivery of effective applied educational programming through Virginia Cooperative Extension to the Virginia Wine Industry, and collaborative participation in applied research related to wine quality. The successful candidate will work with colleagues in Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Department of Food Science & Technology, the Virginia wine industry, and the fermented food and beverage industry to identify educational and applied research needs and develop effective, collaborative approaches by which to address these needs.

Required Qualifications:

-MS or PhD in Food Science, Enology, Fermentation Science or closely related field;
-Demonstrated, practical experience working with the wine industry, wine science, fermented food and beverage industry;
-Effective oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available and will be filled as mutually agreed upon. Contact Dr. Amanda Stewart, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: amanda.stewart@vt.edu; 540-231-0868.
Application Procedure: Qualified persons are requested to submit all application materials electronically to http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/AP0180018. The following documentation should be included:
• Letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description
• Resume, including a complete list of publications with citations
• List of 3-4 references with contact information

The search committee welcomes nominations of outstanding potential candidates. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Food Science & Technology
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F
Job Posting Date: 01/24/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/01/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/83403

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents