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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.

2016 approved CE 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:

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.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

112 Nutrition Education Technologies Specialist

The Nutrition Education Technologies Specialist will develop research and outreach programs under the lens of food and health, aimed at improving the health and well-being of communities at the highest risk for chronic disease. Working within a social ecological framework the Specialist will engage in applied/creative activities and extend knowledge related to promoting optimal health throughout the lifecycle. The Specialist will focus on developing and testing nutrition and health communication strategies to promote behavior change and provide evidence-based nutrition education and information; and will develop programs for use in traditional and non-traditional venues including school environments, social media and networks and mass media. Emphasis will be placed on personal health behavior change throughout the lifecycle utilizing advanced enabling technologies and Health platforms.

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Nutrition, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage

Statewide with special emphasis on high-risk groups such as low-income and underserved populations


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I heartily support the proposed ANR positions for Nutrition Education Technologies Specialist as I believe this plays a vital role in linking the great work of the university with the communities we serve, bringing knowledge and expertise to the places they are needed most. With the growth of chronic disease as a major health problem, prevention is vital across the lifespan. Nutrition Education Technology Specialists bring essential information to the public in ways that they can use, across the lifespan and in culturally appropriate ways. Investment in disseminating evidence and engaging communities in advancing health will improve the overall health of our population in important ways. The Nutrition Education Technology Specialists are key to meeting this goal.
Posted Jun 7, 2016 4:01 PM by Heather M. Young, Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division has a history of working with the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis through our connection with the UCCE specialist over the past two decades. This has been a beneficial partnership that has allowed us to provide science-based trainings to thousands of school nutrition staff. This position is essential as we move forward in nutrition education and strengthen our relationship with UC Davis. As we move into a new age of nutrition education, it is imperative that new technologies are utilized to reach our clientele. We rely on UC Davis Department of Nutrition as a key partner in our programs that strive to educate other health and nutrition professionals throughout California.
Posted Jun 22, 2016 2:27 PM by Julie BoarerPitchford
The outreach provided by UCCE specialists is essential to our work with the public. The public is often misinformed about nutrition issues due to the contradictory messages that are often released through the media. Over the years it has been extremely beneficial to have the science-based expertise of UCCE specialists from UC Davis Department of Nutrition.
This allows our organization to be connected to the University and share the benefits with clientele.

Nutrition education is moving towards ehealth type of platforms and it is essential that we move with it. By having a specialist in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis that specializes in Nutrition Education Technologies; we can have a greater impact on delivering more relevant nutrition science to the public.

Posted Jul 1, 2016 3:39 PM by Shannan Young and Tammy Anderson-Wise, Dairy Council of California

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