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
101 Grazing Ruminant Nutrition Specialist
The Grazing Ruminant Nutrition Specialist will work with livestock, range and crop advisors, livestock producers and land managers to articulate the nutritional needs of grazing livestock and devise research that yields creative and sustainable strategies to produce both agricultural and environmental benefits. Such an approach is instrumental in providing practical nutritional strategies that support natural resource goals by enabling production and profitability for the livestock producer. With more than 40 million acres of rangeland in CA serving as the forage base for the livestock industry which generates upward of $4 Billion in cash income per year, there is a significant need for knowledge related to the nutrient demands for grazing beef, sheep, and goats. This position enhances competitive food systems by developing tools to sustainably intensifying the yield of meat, wool, and fiber per acre of land. The nutritive value and plant composition on animal intake and performance are critical to maintain profitability, hence sustainability, for livestock producers and key to the ANR strategic vision of developing healthy food systems and environments with resilient, biologically diverse ecosystems.
Department of Animal Science, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
Statewide with emphasis on rangeland
- Specialist in Grazing Ruminant Nutrition (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Mary Delany
a) healthy water catchments for working environments,
b) continued viewscapes of the natural environments,
c) limit or prevent urban encroachment,
d) continuing carbon sequestration using herbivores,
e) removing unwanted biomass for wildfire protection,
f) control or limiting invasive weeds,
g) providing for a high quality animal protein for healthy human diets,
h) collecting energy that converts sun energy into a high quality product that meets human demand.