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
109 IPM Field Row & Vegetable Crops Specialist
Safe, nutritious food and a healthy environment are cornerstones of our way of life in California. Although perennial crops (vine, fruit, and nut crops) have increased significantly in importance in California’s Central Valley, field, row, and vegetable crops have maintained a high level of production and importance. This is shown by data such as nine of the top 20 valued crops in CA are field, row, and vegetable crops and within the SJV in 2014, the value and production of these crops was $4.9 billion and 4.8 million acres, respectively. Arthropod pests, both endemic species and more recently invasive species, substantially hinder production and economic viability of these crops. The quality standards, especially for export, dictate vigilant management of pests. Cumulatively, these crops were treated with over 35 million lbs. of pesticides applied statewide in 2013. Pest management needs for these crops vary temporally and spatially as they are primarily annual crops with short production cycles and lack “stability”. Environmental factors, crop landscapes, production season, marketing priorities, etc. all influence management scenarios. An Area Cooperative Extension Advisor, IPM (UC IPM Program) with a focus on development and delivery of IPM knowledge, practice and implementation for invertebrate pests in field, row and vegetable crops in the Southern San Joaquin Valley (Kings/Tulare location) is also being submitted with the goal of both positions complementing and fulfilling the research-extension and campus-county continuums.
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center affiliated with the Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
Statewide with emphasis in the central San Joaquin Valley
- Specialist in IPM Field Row and Vegetable Crops (docx), uploaded 04/25/2016 by Mary Delany