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2018 Call for Positions

From January - September 2018 ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The 2018 call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to current budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.


In the fall of 2019, Vice President Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- anticipating being able to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She has asked if there are higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that aren’t on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those will be added this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below.


Below are the submitted proposals. 

  • Any proposal numbered above 46 has been submitted as an emergency gap proposal during the 2019 reconfirmation process.
  • The following proposals were updated as part of the 2019 reconfirmation process: Advisor #'s 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 42; and Specialist # 35.
  • # 18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor is currently under recruitment.


For reference, 2018 new CE position development process: flowchart

To see the 2018 proposed ideas that did not move forward to submittal, click the sub page on the side navigation. These ideas could be further developed by later submittal groups.


For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at or (510) 987-0029.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

40 Water Justice Policy and Planning Specialist

This position will provide statewide leadership in water justice policy and planning, with a focus on water quality, quantity, and access for disadvantaged communities. The research agenda for this position will coalesce around the intersection of water quality, exposure to water pollution and community health with a general focus on applied issues related to water access and water governance.  A research agenda might include better understanding of community-based resilience to the water-related impacts of climate change, barriers disadvantaged communities face in accessing quality drinking water, environmental and human health effects of emerging contaminants from point and diffuse pollution in the aquatic environment, waste water challenges and solutions, operationalizing the Human Right to Water, and democratic water governance. The successful candidate will understand often competing agricultural, environmental and urban demands for water supply and quality, will conduct applied research, and will leverage, analyze and synthesize existing data and resources being produced in our land grant institutions. The candidate will also find creative ways to bridge research to policy gaps, developing and translating scholarship to inform local, regional, and state water policy. 

Proposed Location/Housing

College of Natural Resources - Dept. Environmental Science Policy and Management - UCB

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


1 Comment - Post Comment

Research-to-Policy Program Team members provided early input into this proposal and are supportive of this position. The proposed position would fill an important research, extension, and translational science gap and greatly benefit disadvantaged communities across California.
Posted Aug 1, 2018 5:52 PM by Leslie Roche

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