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
129 Strategic Communication Systems Specialist
The Strategic Communications Systems (SCS) Specialist will develop a cutting-edge research and extension program applying social science perspectives to creating innovation systems for strategic communication of agricultural and environmental knowledge. The SCS Specialist will accelerate sustainable agro-ecological systems by capitalizing on innovation systems, social networks and new information and communication technologies (ICTs) like social media to change peoples’ thinking and behavior. The SCS Specialist will support and educate ANR professionals, and work with the diverse knowledge network of external stakeholders including government agencies, producer groups, nongovernmental organizations, consultants, etc. With a statewide mandate to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing across multiple groups, the SCS Specialist can help meet all of the key challenges identified in the ANR Strategic Vision 2025.
Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Strategic Communication Systems (docx), uploaded 04/25/2016 by Mary Delany
San Mateo County’s total Agricultural value of $152,000,000.
Public interest in sustainably grown locally-sourced food, flowers, and other plants is higher than ever, and demand in the Bay Area is especially strong for local agricultural and floricultural products. We need help in finding other floral, medicinal and food crops to grow in our facilities and continue to connect valuable and influential urban consumers directly to the bounty of California’s Agriculture.
Hydroponics is a great sustainable way to grow many vegetables and leafy greens. I currently grow hydroponic lettuce using only 5% of the water as traditional water. I believe this technology allows me to be 50 times more productive in terms of land use using no pesticides.
Cornell and Arizona is where we must go for advice on Hydroponics. Lets make the University of California the go to place for expertise in controlled environmental growing!!