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Assistant Extension Professor & State Extension Specialist for Enology
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2020
Title Assistant Extension Professor & State Extension Specialist for Enology
University University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Food Science/Natural Resources
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Food & Nutritional Science

Assistant Extension Professor & State Extension Specialist for Enology
Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)
University of Missouri

Position: 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.

Responsibilities: 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. Effective oral and written communications skills are required.

Desired Qualifications: 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.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life, and disability insurance and a retirement plan.

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

Application Procedure: Applications should include a letter of application describing qualifications and career goals, a curriculum vitae, transcripts and contact information for four letters of reference. Applications will be submitted via (position number 33780). 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. (573) 882-4113.
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MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in MU’s values statement – respect, responsibility, discover, excellence In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: 1) committed to blending service with scholarship, 2) Leaders, 3) Good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds and, 4) Flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

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Contact Information

  • Andrew Clarke
    Food Science/Engineering
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    Columbia, MO


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