2018 Call for Positions
- #12 Production Horticulture Advisor, San Diego County
- #42 Agronomy Area Advisor, Merced County
- #54 Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Siskiyou County
- #58 Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Area Advisor, San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
- #62 Vegetable Crops and Small Farms Advisor, Riverside County
- #66 Pomology and Water/Soils Area Advisor, Kings County
In the fall of 2019, UC ANR embarked on the 2019 reconfirmation process. VP Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- in order to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She asked if there were higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that weren't on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those were added to this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below. Any 2018 proposals that needed significant revisions were updated and re-posted below.
- Any proposal numbered above 46 was 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 was already under recruitment.
From January - September 2018 initiated the 2018 CE position call, soliciting proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to the budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold until the fall of 2019; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.
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.
UC ANR also continues to pursue non-traditionally funded positions as a complimentary strategy to grow the programmatic footprint. As of January 2020, UC ANR developed funding partnerships to deploy $2.7M in non-traditionally funded positions: 9 academics and 14 programmatic staff. There are UC ANR resources on:
Proposal Submittal Groups
For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
2018 URS Call for Positions
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.
This position will be located in the School of Public Policy at UC Riverside.
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Michael Anderson - Main Contact
- Technology, Society and Policy Specialist (pdf), uploaded 05/18/2018 by Michael Anderson