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
111 Medical Acarology/Entomology Specialist - CNR
The Assistant CE Specialist in Medical Acarology/Entomology will lead an applied research and outreach program that seeks to improve the management of ticks, mites, and other human ectoparasites and to decrease risk of disease transmission by them. For example, valuable research could evaluate the ecological and environmental requirements for these ectoparasites, efficacy of personal protection measures to reduce human biting by them, their associated feeding behaviors and habits (including on suitable non-human host animals that introduce ectoparasites into peri-domestic settings), and management strategies to reduce their populations or contact with at-risk humans.
UCB Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management
Proposed Area of Coverage
- CE Medical Acarology/Entomologist Specialist (docx), uploaded 05/01/2016 by Steven Lindow
From my work as a patient advocate, I know that Lyme and associated tick-borne co-infections are a huge public health concern in California, even in the southern part of the state. Official surveillance figures reflect only a fraction of the thousands of people affected every year. Many lose their jobs and become disabled. Many are children. The incidence numbers increase year after year; we have not found any effective means to control the epidemic. We desperately need more science on tick control and disease prevention.
LymeDisease.org encourages UC to establish this important and much-needed position. We would be more than happy to collaborate and support the program in any way possible.