UC ANR recruits 10 more UCCE academics, more job openings to come

Sep 15, 2021
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UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is releasing 10 more UC Cooperative Extension academic positions for recruitment. 

“These positions are made possible by the historic 2021-22 state budget increase Governor Newsom approved in July,” said Glenda Humiston, UC vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “We are grateful that the governor and so many California legislators recognize the benefits of reinvesting in UC ANR research and extension to address critical needs across our state.”

The newly released positions include:

  • Orchard Systems Area Advisor, Tehama County
  • Nut Crops Advisor, Merced County
  • Invasive Weed & Restoration Ecology Specialist, UC Davis
  • Water Justice Policy and Planning Specialist, UC Berkeley
  • Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Science Advisor, Central Sierra Multicounty Partnership
  • Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor, Tulare County supporting the lower San Joaquin Valley region
  • Fire Advisor, Mariposa County
  • Environmental Horticulture Advisor, Capitol Corridor Multicounty Partnership, serving the Sacramento Valley region
  • Agricultural Engineer Advisor, Intermountain Research and Extension Center
  • Integrated Pest Management Area Advisor, Butte County

The locations listed after the titles are where the individuals will be headquartered; UCCE Advisor positions serve multiple counties.

In May 2021, UC ANR Program Council identified 15 UCCE Advisor and five UCCE Specialist positions as critically urgent to fill from a list of the remaining positions from the 2018 position call process (updated in 2019) and more recent personnel departures and priorities. To avoid overwhelming UC ANR's Human Resources staff, 10 positions were released in July and this second set of 10 is being released now.

“We look forward to releasing additional positions for recruitment – both academic and program support members – throughout the next several months,” Humiston said. 

Humiston encourages everyone to share the announcement with their social networks to “help us find and recruit outstanding candidates.”

To see a list of UC ANR job openings, visit https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs

By Pamela Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach