- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
I am pleased to announce the second group of academic positions approved for recruitment and hiring. Eleven positions, including five specialists and six advisors, are being released for recruitment. As discussed in previous communications, these positions will be funded by salary reversions resulting from retirements and separations that have occurred over the last year.
Below are the specialist and advisor positions I have approved for recruitment and hiring in October 2011:
- Land change science specialist, in discussion with UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Policy & Management
- Science literacy specialist, in discussion with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension & College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Human & Community Development
- Weed science specialist, in discussion with UC Riverside College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Botany
- Poultry specialist, in discussion with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension
- Irrigation specialist, in discussion with UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Land, Air & Water Resources
- IPM/Entomology advisor (Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz)
- Range/livestock advisor and director (Mariposa, Merced, Madera)
- Nut crops advisor (southern San Joaquin Valley, in discussion with local CE offices and Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center)
- Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center director
- Director with advisor expertise in at least one of the following: water, land use, pests, science literacy or economics (Ventura, Hansen Research & Extension Center, southern Santa Barbara)
- 4-H Youth Development advisor (Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Stanislaus)
We have a new process for the next phase of searches. Searches will be conducted collaboratively with advisors on specialist search committees and vice versa. The searches for specialists will be conducted jointly by Cooperative Extension and the unit housing the position. Split appointments, specifically CE/Instruction & Research splits, will not be supported. Prior to initiating future searches, we will conduct a thorough discussion and analysis of the best affiliation and location for the advisor or specialist. Recruitment costs will be held and paid centrally.
Expectations for each position will be clearly articulated regarding interactions with strategic initiatives, program teams, statewide programs, workgroups, multi-county program clusters, etc. There will be joint evaluations of advisors and specialists for merit/promotions.
Limited personnel for search committees and logistics prevent us from releasing more positions for recruitment and hiring at this time, but I plan on releasing additional positions in spring of 2012 to bring more new academic talent to ANR.
Below are the specialist and advisor positions I have approved for recruitment and hiring in Spring 2012:
- Wildlife-Human conflicts specialist, in discussion with UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries
- Restoration Ecology specialist, in discussion with UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences
- MCP Director advisor (San Diego, Imperial, Riverside)
- Inyo/Mono advisor/county director
- Veg Crops advisor (Imperial, Desert REC, Riverside, San Diego)
- Forestry advisor (Central Sierra MCP, Blodgett Forest)
- Forestry advisor (Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou)
- NFCS advisor (San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles)
- Environmental horticulture advisor (Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo)
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