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
080 Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Agriculture Specialist
Climate variability and change presents real threats to California’s agricultural production, forest resources, and rural economics, demanding development of resilient production systems. A Cooperative Extension Specialist is proposed in the area of climate adaptation and mitigation in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. The additional CE Specialist expertise will bring much-needed information and applied research capacity on dealing with more frequent, intense and prolonged droughts, as well as be informed on climate-related policies/regulations. This position will complement the CE Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture Specialist at UC Merced, specifically by leveraging departmental resources and CE capacity between the two campuses as well as through their combined expertise. Candidates must have qualifications with a PhD degree related to agronomy, rangeland, management forestry, climate science, soil science, hydrology, or related discipline, and have excellent communications skills. It is expected that the CE Specialist will work closely with staff of the USDA Regional Sub-Hub for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change on the UC Davis campus. Departmental affiliation will be determined based on expertise of the successful candidate.
Department to be determined, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Agriculture (docx), uploaded 05/02/2016 by Mary Delany