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.
093 Environmental Microbiology/Environmental Engineering Specialist
Currently the major use of water in production facilities is for cleaning and sanitation. Reduction in water use will require creation of less water-intensive cleaning technologies that will at the same time have a minimal impact on local. Changes in cleaning protocols will require key knowledge of production facility microbiota and biofilms. In addition to addressing these issues, this position addresses understaffing in Cooperative Extension for the wine industry, as the wine industry of the state is currently served by a single Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology. This position would add a second CE Specialist in Enology with expertise in microbiology/environmental engineering to complement the current CE specialist’s expertise in wine chemistry. Together these positions would support this industry with over $23 billion in domestic sales from over 4000 California wineries, an increase of over 300% in the last 20 years. Along with expanding extension in this key area, research areas for this position would include microbial ecosystem profiling of production facilities, vineyards, soils and waterways and the impact of novel environmentally sensitive cleaning and sanitation practices on these microbial communities.
Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Environmental Microbiology/Environmental Engineering (docx), uploaded 05/03/2016 by Mary Delany
I have benefited greatly from the program over the years, and am pleased to see it grow.