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Strategic Initiative Leader Application


Everyone is encouraged to ask promising candidates to apply!

Why a call for positions? 
Given the evolving role of the Strategic Initiatives (SI), the current SI Leaders agreed that it would be positive to conduct an open search across the breadth of expertise in ANR. Three SI Leader positions are scheduled to rotate off during the second half of 2017, namely:

  1. Cheryl Wilen, Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases (EIPD)
  2. David Doll, Sustainable Food Systems (SFS)
  3. John Harper, Sustainable Natural Resources (SNE)

Deadline and Timeline

  • Online applications will be accepted until November 6.
  • Applicants will be notified of interview in late November or early December.
  • Estimated start date:  January 2, 2018.

Who can apply? The SI Leader position is open to all ANR Academics (including AES faculty, CE Advisors and Specialists).

Responsibilities: SI Leaders play key roles in advocacy, convening, communicating to strengthen UC ANR's research and outreach agenda. See the Terms of Reference for Strategic Initiative Leaders for more information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the position.

Background. Strategic Initiative (SI) Leaders are UC ANR members who fill the positions on a rotating basis (3 years with an opportunity for extension).


Applicant Information

Please answer each of the following 6 questions regarding your experience, contributions, and vision as it applies to the Strategic Initiative Leader position.
Keep each answer to 250 words or less.

Please attach a brief Resume below (1-2 pages max.)