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
134 Vegetable Production Systems Specialist
California produces approximately 50% of all vegetables in the U.S., including more than 50 different crops with an aggregate farm gate value of over $5 billion, with an impact to the California economy of several times that figure. The CA vegetable industry faces many serious challenges (water availability, labor issues, government regulations, soil health, ecosystem services, organic and non-organic cost efficient practices). The focus of this position will be on improving the efficiency of vegetable production systems. Major responsibilities will be statewide leadership of UC AES and CE research and extension efforts in vegetable production, in close coordination with California vegetable producers, allied industries and UCCE Farm Advisors. The specialist will work at the state and county level to solve production issues in vegetable crops such as carrots, onions, lettuce and tomato as well as other crops. The vegetable industry includes groups with unique needs and challenges, such as organic growers, growers utilizing greenhouse and protected culture, seed producers, pest control and crop production advisors, and vegetable processors and fresh packers.
Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Vegetable Production Systems (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Mary Delany
The leafy greens industry has supported practical, solution-based projects with Extension Specialists for many years. There have been fewer and fewer specialists available to do this type of work and it would be our recommendation that UCANR fund this position.