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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.

2016 approved CE 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:

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.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

079 Citrus Horticulture Specialist

This position is expected to provide statewide leadership in research and extension efforts in citrus horticulture, in close coordination with the citrus industry. California citrus is a $2 billion industry planted to nearly 300,000 acres. The focus of the position will be on improving the efficiency of citrus production to adapt to changes in varieties and in response to critical challenges in the area of plant disease and environmental management. Unique challenges for citrus include the impact of huanglongbing disease, production of new varieties, effects of drought and climate change, and labor.

Proposed Location/Housing

Lindcove REC, and affiliated with the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside.

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


1 Comment

On behalf of the 3,500 California citrus growers represented by the California Citrus Research Board (CRB), we would like to express our strong support for establishing and hiring the proposed Citrus Horticulture Specialist position at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center.
California citrus production is an almost $2 billion industry with commercial citrus acreage covering more than 270,000 acres across the state. Over 2/3 of that acreage is located in the San Joaquin Valley and placing a Citrus Horticulturalist at Lindcove would complement and expand current UC funded research efforts currently underway in the Central Valley. A citrus specific horticulturalist is needed as the industry faces problems common in the state (decreasing water availability/quality, increasing production costs) and problems specific to citrus – the threat of huanglongbing and shifts in production acreage to mandarin oranges (which require differing horticultural practices).
The Citrus Research Program is the grower-funded and grower-directed program established in 1968 which enables the state’s citrus producers to sponsor and support needed research. We provide over $7 million annually to address key problems facing California citrus including studying horticultural best practices. The CRB has a long history of supporting citrus research at the Lindcove REC including over $2.6 million in infrastructure additions and improvements over the last twenty years. We strongly support the Lindcove REC and its director – Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a tireless supporter of the California citrus industry. We have a number of CRB funded projects ongoing at Lindcove and we expect that a full time Citrus Horticulturalist located at Lindcove would have our full support as well.
This Citrus Horticulturalist position would be of great benefit to the California citrus industry as a whole. The California Citrus Research Board strongly supports the establishment and filling of this position.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 8:23 AM by Gary Schulz

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