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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

086 Design-Build Adaptive Public Landscapes Specialist

The Design-Build Adaptive Public Landscapes CE Specialist will design and construct high profile demonstration landscapes, gardens, and public spaces to ignite community engagement and co-creation, create community- and family-centered hubs for informal education and to conduct research on best practices for transforming traditional landscapes into sustainable, biologically rich, and meaningful public spaces for learning. This position will primarily focus on: water and energy conserving landscapes in a watershed context, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable construction techniques for urban and suburban landscapes. There is an urgent societal need to dispose of ubiquitous wasteful landscape designs and invest in communicating and disseminating cutting edge sustainable landscape practices at the local level (such as the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance proposed by the California Department of Water Resources), taking the concept of reconciliation ecology and manifesting it into constructed projects that serve as educational and interpretive areas. There is a great need for innovative urban greening projects to create parklets, greenstreets, pocket parks, green roofs, green walls, and pollinator gardens to enhance urban-ecological functionality and to achieve sustainable urban landscapes throughout California. Additionally, this position expands opportunities for CE to direct resources to urban areas and disadvantaged communities, leveraging the reinvestment of cap-and-trade funding already designated for environmental justice projects.

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


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