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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

38 Technology Society and Policy Specialist

 The Specialist will provide leadership throughout the state to facilitate teamwork and develop collaborative research programs and practical solutions among colleagues and universities, public agencies, community-based organizations, and private industry, on the deployment, adoption and benefits of technology (particularly broadband connectivity) and digital literacy in the rural and underserved regions of the state. The Specialist will also provide technical support to other specialists, extension advisors, state and local officials, telecommunications companies, and other stakeholders in areas such as the cost-effectiveness of alternative broadband deployment strategies (particularly “last-mile” access); socioeconomic determinants of household adoption of broadband; the impact of rural connectivity on agriculture (e.g., precision agriculture, agricultural robotics, fertilizer and pesticide delivery via drones) and extension (e.g., distance learning); improved access to health care via telemedicine; role of broadband access and digital technologies in improving student learning outcomes and narrowing the achievement gap in education; and the effect of broadband access and adoption on economic development and income growth in poor, rural communities.

Proposed Location/Housing

This position will be located in the School of Public Policy at UC Riverside.

Proposed Area of Coverage



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