Fresno State University: Lecturer in Winery Business and Marketing
October 10, 2012 11:38 AM
Position: Full-Time / Regular
Discipline: Business and Marketing: Experience in Winery Business/Marketing
College/Department Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology / Viticulture and Enology
• Available for Academic Year: 2012/2013.
• Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
• Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal Government as a Hispanic-serving institution.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
The successful candidate will be expected to teach (usually 50% teaching dependent upon department needs) in the areas of winery business and marketing. The successful candidate will also be expected to manage business and marketing operations at the Fresno State Winery, the University's bonded winery. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise student interns and coordinate classroom projects. Close interaction and cooperation with the grape industries is also expected. Initially, the successful candidate will be given a twelve-month assignment. Willingness and ability to work in collaborative environment and to complete tasks on time are essential characteristics of the person filling this position. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web- based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university, as well as with grape and wine industry representatives
An earned Master's degree in Business Administration or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution is required. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the bureau of Citizenship and Immigration services to work in the United States.
Teaching or Other Experience
Experience in winery business and marketing operations required. Proven sales and leadership skills, a demonstrated ability to manage business and marketing operations as well as a demonstrated ability to fiscally manage the assets of a comparable volume business, is essential. In addition, proven business plan development from idea generation to execution is preferred. Understanding of viticulture, winemaking, wine tasting, and successful event planning and execution are all considered to be helpful. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at the university level. All candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
1) Employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States as stated in the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. 2) This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background check. This may include, submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. 3) Candidates who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the search chair or the Office of Faculty Affairs (559) 278-3027. 4) Must have a valid Class "C" driver's license with a clear DMV record, Class "B" preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders. Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.
Start Date: ASAP
How to apply: Apply online at http://jobs.csufresno.edu; upload (1) curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter discussing your teaching philosophy and approach to the position, and (3) names and contact information of three references. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. James Kennedy, Chair; Department of Viticulture and Enology; California State University, Fresno; 2360 E. Barstow, M/S VR 89; Fresno, CA 93740 - 8003;
Phone: (559) 278-7179; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Until Filled
To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by October 15, 2012. Searches automatically close on January 1, 2013 if not filled.