2016 Call for Positions
On December 14, 2016 UC ANR Vice President Humiston announced the the release of 26 CE positions from the 2016 call for a new round of hiring over the next two years. This new release continues the commitment for hiring to exceed projected turnover, thus achieving the goal of academic growth. And, as funding becomes available, UC ANR will consider additional positions.
January 12, 2016 solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions in the ANR Update. The call identified positions for strengthening and expanding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Below this public webpage displays all 138 new CE position proposals (there is a search tool to assist in finding proposals).
The online submittal process was open from January 12 – May 5 (5:00 PM) to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from UC ANR stakeholders in all program areas. Submissions were accepted from the following official submitter groups:
- Strategic Initiative Leaders
- Program Team Leaders
- County and Multicounty Partnership Directors List
- Executive Associate Deans
The Review Phase was completed May 5 – August 1. All proposals were reviewed. The program area and unit reviews were conducted by the Program Teams; geographic groups of County/Multicounty Partnership and Research and Extension Center Directors, and the UC ANR affiliated colleges and school. These groups prioritized and provided rationale for the position proposals under their purview. This input was used to inform UC ANR Program Council’s recommendations and ultimately the UC ANR Vice President’s decisions. More information about the review process is available in the review orientation.
The public comment period was open Jan. 12 through July 11, 2016. Comments can be viewed by clicking the position links below. Comments were reviewed by the review groups, Program Council and the Vice President.
- 2016 Position Proposal Review Template (for use by approved review groups only; others use the public comments feature)
- 2016 CE Position Proposal Criteria
- 2014-2015 CE Advisor and Specialist Hires and 2016 Recruitments
- For CE programmatic footprint information refer to the Taxonomy and Personnel System
- 2016 CE positions flowchart(complete process and timeline)
If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 URS Call for Positions
105 Insect and Mite Pests of Export Significance Specialist
This position is expected to provide statewide leadership in identifying and minimizing the impact of insect and mite pests of export significance in perennial crops. It will be located at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE). As world trade increases, international organizations are increasingly emphasizing biosecurity and regulating export pathways that potentially allow introduction of pests and diseases. Invasive pests continue to enter California at a rapid rate and fruit and nut disinfestation methods for these pests is critical to maintain export markets. In addition, registration and use of the fumigant methyl bromide has become more restricted, limiting its use for disinfesting agricultural commodities of insects and mites of export significance. New technologies are needed to respond to pests of quarantine significance for fresh market fruits and nuts. Research is needed to understand the taxonomy and basic biology of insects and mites of export significance in California perennial cropping systems and to develop a ‘systems approach’ of integrated methods of pre-harvest management and post-harvest disinfestation.
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) and affiliated with the Department of Entomology, UC Riverside.
Proposed Area of Coverage
- CE Specialist in Pests of Export Significance (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Michael Anderson
The Citrus Research Program is a grower-funded and grower-directed program established in 1968 under the California Marketing Act and enables the state’s citrus producers to sponsor and support needed research. We provide over $7 million annually to address key issues for the California Citrus Industry. Just last year we spent over $500,000 to study postharvest and export issues in citrus. We work with a number of postharvest biologists to fight Fuller Rose Beetle, bean thrips and other insect pests that limit our expansion into export markets. But additional research and extension support, including this entomologist position is needed to better understand the basic biology of insects and mites of export significance and to conduct applied research to integrate pre-harvest management and postharvest disinfestation efforts. The Kearney Ag Center has a strong history of postharvest research and is located in the Central Valley near over 180,000 acres of commercial citrus. The hiring of an Entomology Extension Specialist would be a welcome addition to the California citrus research community. The California Citrus Research Board strongly supports the establishment and filling of this position.