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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

074 Applied Limnology Specialist

We seek a Cooperative Extension Specialist to pursue research and outreach focused on lower food web dynamics (e.g., water quality/hydrology-algae-zooplankton) at the interface of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The Specialist would be housed in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at UC Davis. A number of visions for the future of California aquatic ecosystems include actions (e.g., restoration, water diversions, Delta water conveyance) that could significantly affect the supply, transport and fate of nutrients/toxicants (e.g., Hg, Se, pesticides), algae, dissolved and particulate organic matter, dissolved oxygen and other food web resources. These resources are critical to the survival of California fisheries (e.g., Delta smelt, anadromous fish species) and to the overall health and integrity of California aquatic ecosystems. The Specialist will develop a state-wide program that complements and integrates campus and statewide strengths in nutrient management, water quality, hydrology, aquatic ecology, fisheries and water management/policy. The candidate will develop partnerships with important stakeholders throughout California: Federal/state/local water agencies, State and Federal Water Contractors, California Sea Grant, and NGOs (e.g., The Nature Conservancy, Cal Trout, California Waterfowl Association).

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


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