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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

091 Environmental and Agricultural Community Toxicology Specialist

This specialist will develop and extend science-based information on how to minimize the introduction and transfer of environmental contaminants, industrial chemicals, and natural toxins between the environment, plants, animals and humans. Areas of emphasis will include the prevention of contamination of water and food supplies for humans and animals with toxins and chemicals, reducing the potential impact of agrochemicals on the environment, mitigating harmful algal blooms that increasingly occur due to climate change, and developing outreach and extension programs that promote the safe use of medications and pesticides for prevention of disease in animals and plants. The specialist will have expertise in toxicology, able to assess the health risks from natural toxins and synthetic chemicals, capable of developing integrated intervention strategies that reduce the risk of toxic exposures to animals and humans, and communicate this information to stakeholders in agriculture, government, and the general public. This position will be in Veterinary Medicine Extension with an academic home within the Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.

Proposed Location/Housing

Veterinary Medicine Extension appointment within the Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.

Proposed Area of Coverage

Statewide (throughout California).


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1 Comment

Food safety is driving agriculture today and will in the future. It will become more and more complicated with the actual practices and reporting and compliance. This will be a position that will be needed long term.
Posted Jun 21, 2016 1:00 PM by Ben Faber

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