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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

37 Subtropical Crops Pathology Specialist

The Specialist will conduct extension and research on diseases of subtropical crops including avocado and citrus in California. These are critical industries to Central and Southern California, and California comprises a significant percentage of production and consumption of these crops in the U.S.  The citrus industry is severely threatened by huanglongbing disease (HLB or citrus greening), and avocado is at risk from the invasive pathogen Raffaelea lauricola, the causal agent of laurel wilt. Growers also experience losses from a range of endemic fruit, foliar, branch, and root pathogens. Areas of focus for the Specialist include etiology, diagnosis, ecology, epidemiology, and management of diseases of subtropical crops.

Proposed Location/Housing

This Specialist will be stationed in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at UC Riverside, which is centrally located to reach production areas for both citrus and avocado, as well as other subtropical crops.

Proposed Area of Coverage



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