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 email@example.com.
2016 URS Call for Positions
119 Plant Parasite Nematology Specialist
In California, plant-parasitic nematodes cause extensive crop damage and yearly economic losses exceeding one billion dollars. Continued loss or restrictions on use of traditional chemical nematicides (e.g., fumigants such as methyl bromide, 1,3-D, and metam sodium) have placed growers of many crops in desperate need of alternatives, which now must be met by development of more sustainable management systems. This has led to new challenges and opportunities for less intrusive management. These approaches require increased understanding of nematode population ecology, host plant-nematode interactions, soil ecology and biology, and the genetic mechanisms of host plant resistance.
There is tremendous potential for this position to greatly impact the future direction of agriculture in California through significant reductions in the use of pesticides. For example, 30% of nematicide usage within the state has historically been for management of sugarbeet cyst nematode on cole crops in the coastal counties. Advances in nematode management on this single commodity would significantly enhance competitive, sustainable food systems. A Nematology Specialist located within the coastal counties or the Central Valley will be ideally located to develop sustainable management practices for important crops in these areas in collaboration with local UCCE Advisors.
USDA-Salinas Facility or Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) affiliated with the Dept of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
Statewide with emphasis on coastal counties or the Central Valley
- Specialist in Plant Parasite Nematology (docx), uploaded 04/19/2016 by Mary Delany