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 email@example.com.
2016 URS Call for Positions
026 Area IPM Advisor - North Coast
The CE Advisor (IPM Advisor) will serve as an expert for issues related to integrated pest management. These issues include: grapes, epidemiology of Pierce’s disease; epidemiology of mealybugs and leafroll virus disease, epidemiology of red blotch; fire blight in pears and thousand canker diseases on the North Coast, eliminate shifts and diseases caused by insects vectoring a pathogen. Working with local CE Farm Advisors in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties, the IPM Advisor will provide leadership in promoting IPM through research, extension and education activities. The Advisor must also develop strong ties with campus Specialists and AES faculty focused on pest management. The IPM Advisor is a member of the Statewide IPM Program and expected to support, review, and promote ANR IPM guidelines and practices.
Proposed Area of Coverage
North Coast (Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties)
- Area IPM Advisor proposal (docx), uploaded 05/02/2016 by Andrew Sutherland
The promotion and adoption of IPM strategies is an essential aspect of the winegrape industry's efforts to advance sustainable winegrape growing practices. And, we believe this position will make an important contribution to the future success of the North Coast winegrape industry.