ANR Employees
University of California
ANR Employees

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

046 Area Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition Advisor

This position requires a background in social sciences, with applied research expertise in food and agriculture with particular emphasis in urban food systems and policies that influence national public health and nutrition goals.

A Master's Degree in sociology, urban/regional planning, urban ecology, community nutrition, public health or other related fields are required. Candidates who focus on economic, racial and ethnic, urban and rural disparities in food distribution, relationships between food systems and environmental health or implications for optimal nutrition and health outcomes are encouraged to apply. The advisor will be able to draw expertise from the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, Environmental Science and Policy Management, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Center for Health and Weight, and other UC Berkeley Departments, which include City/Urban Planning, Public Health and the Geography Department Urban Food Project. At the UC Davis Campus, the advisor will work with the Community Development and Design Department, Nutrition Department, and Agriculture and Resource Economics Department. The advisor will maintain a close working relationship with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), Center for Urban Horticulture, and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

Proposed Location/Housing

San Benito County

Proposed Area of Coverage

San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey


Associated Documents



A needed position, replacing a large portion of what was once the purview of the county home and farm advisors. Community education regarding nutrition and food economics should also be included.
Posted May 24, 2016 3:42 PM by Peggy Gnehm
This is a much needed position in our tri-county area. Every member of the community would benefit greatly from this position.
Posted May 25, 2016 3:42 PM by Jenny Gomer

Add New Comment/Feedback for this Proposal

Comments are currently closed.
Webmaster Email: