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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

22 Agricultural Acaralogy Specialist

This position will have statewide responsibilities in the management of mites that are key pests to ten of the top twenty agricultural commodities in California. Agriculturally important mite species include web-spinning spider mites, red mites, bulb mites, flat mites, bud mites, broad mites, as well as beneficial mites spanning 8 families and dozens of species. Research is needed on the basic biology of these mite groups and to develop methods of sustainable mite management for California crop systems. Mite species are as diverse as insect species and acarology is currently handled by UC entomologists on a part-time basis as the mites become important in individual crops. Impacts on agriculture would be greatly reduced by having a specialist focused on mite issues who develops expert knowledge, provides information in advance of issues, develops integrated methods of mite management and who can teach UCCE advisors and pest control advisers about agriculturally important mites and their control.

Proposed Location/Housing

Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE), Parlier, CA, and affiliated with the Department of Entomology, UC Riverside.

Proposed Area of Coverage



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