Job ID: 103541

Enology Extension Specialist

Virginia Tech

  • Feb. 13, 2018
  • Enology Extension Specialist
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Agricultural Extension

Enology Extension Specialist
(100% Extension)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA

The Department of Food Science and Technology ( invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track position as an Enology Extension Specialist. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative, productive, and dynamic program that engages across the campus, the country and the world.

Responsibilities and Expectation: 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: An 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 and a demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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:; 540-231-0868.
Application Procedure: Qualified persons are requested to submit all application materials electronically to 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.

  • Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Amanda Stewart
    Food Science and Technology
    Virginia Tech
    Habb1 401F, Mc 0924
    1230 Washington St. SW
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • 540-231-0868
  • 540-231-9293

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