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
087 Ecoinformatics/Citizen Science/Adaptive Management Specialist - CNR
Ecoinformatics focuses on developing ways to acquire and integrate big data, structured and unstructured data that is so large that it's difficult to process using traditional techniques. This may involve data management, data mining and manipulation. Data collected by citizen scientists is an emerging form of crowd sourced data, or information solicited from and contributed by a large group of people, either in the field or online. Advances in computer technology have made participating in science possible for groups that previously were not participating in science. These new citizen scientists are providing a fast growing source of crowd source data at fine spatial and temporal resolutions; as well as advancing STEM learning and environmental stewardship on the ground. This CE Specialists will engage in environmental research in the department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley by applying an ecoinformatics approach to agricultural and natural resource management issues and advancing the effectiveness of citizen science for research and extension.
UCB Department of Environmental Science Policy and Managment
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Ecoinformatics Specialist (doc), uploaded 05/05/2016 by Steven Lindow
This effort would be aligned and key to the implementation of the California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy implementation currently shaping environmental education and sustainability education for California.
If UC ANR wishes to utilize these volunteer groups in this fashion, this position would be critical in doing so.