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2021 Call for CE Positions

The 2021 CE Position Call was launched in August 2021 to identify UCCE Advisor and UCCE Specialist positions to be released over the next 12 months. The process has concluded.


The 2021-22 Release of UCCE Positions web page will list all the positions that have been released for recruitment as a result of this process. On March 14, 48 CE Advisor positions were released. CE Specialist positions will be announced in April 2022.  

Rebuilding the UC Cooperative Extension footprint, to address California's emerging and future needs, is made possible by the historic 2021-22 state budget increase. We are extremely grateful for the support and look forward to working with our partners to leverage these resources.

While this state budget increase will allow UC ANR to hire more people and achieve greater impact, we will continue seeking funding from additional sources to support the appropriate number of people with expertise needed to consistently and significantly improve the lives of all Californians. UC ANR continues to pursue non-traditionally funded positions as a complimentary strategy to grow the programmatic footprint. There are UC ANR resources on: how to develop co-funded positions and shared benefits of funding partnerships.


Process Information

Here is the link to the process flowchart with more details.

As in the past, we talked to our community partners and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing needs to prioritize the next rounds of hiring. We didn’t just refill past positions, instead we identified positions to address California’s emerging and future needs. Submittal groups, listed below, were expected to seek stakeholder input and work collaboratively across UC ANR units to make the best use of submission restrictions.

Review and consideration of UC ANR thematic cluster areas for hires was encouraged (see below) given building capacity in these areas is a priority to UC ANR.


Important Resources 

Those that submitted the position proposals:

For Advisor positions: The first four groups listed above submitted proposals, using the Universal Review System (URS) accessed from the ANR Portal. 

For Specialist positions: UC Campus Provosts or Chancellors emailed proposals to Wendy Powers. For any questions, please contact Wendy Powers or Mark Bell. For more information regarding how appointments will be handled between UC ANR and UC campuses other than UCB, UCD, and UCR, there is a Memorandum of Understanding and the APM guidelines. Program Team Leaders will submit their respective group's reviews through the URS. 


UCCE Programmatic Footprint Maps 

  • Link to landing page with some helpful information
  • Link to dashboard with maps
  • These maps illustrate current positions for UCCE Advisors, UCCE Specialists, other UCCE Academics, and Community Educator Specialists. They also illustrate UCCE Advisor and Specialist positions under-recruitment.
  • This information can illuminate gaps and needs to inform UCCE position proposal development and future hiring. 
  • Google sheet for user questions & comments


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

For questions about using the Universal Review System (URS), contact Chris Hanson at


Call For Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2021 cycle.

Position Details

67 Engineered Wood Products and Design Specialist

The Department of Architecture (ARCH) with the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) with University of California, Berkeley seeks an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Engineered Wood Products. This position is a full time, career-track appointment. The general disciplinary focus of this position is the use of forest and wood resources for structural and engineering applications in the design of buildings, landscapes, and other projects. Priority issues include fabrication and testing of forest products, development of advanced materials from wood, efficiency and conservation in forest products technology, and the impacts of utilization on community development, economic, and environmental concerns. The College of Environmental Design/Rausser College of Natural Resources (CED/RCNR) CE Specialist in Engineered Wood Products will develop and promote methods for efficient and environmentally acceptable utilization of wood and the role in State Forest management, fire risk reduction, and greenhouse gas emissions goals.


The completion of all Ph.D. degree requirements except the dissertation or relevant terminal degree such as a Masters in Architecture is required at the time of application. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (or relevant terminal degree) in a discipline related to forest products, material technologies, design, and their uses. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated writing and public speaking skills to communicate to a diverse audience of professional and non-technical clientele, the ability to design and carry out high quality research in a discipline related to forest products, and the capacity to serve as a team member on interdisciplinary projects involving the life cycle of forest-based products and associated land management practices. The candidate should be able to work productively with diverse communities and stakeholders, and to build cross-disciplinary teams. The Specialist will be expected to develop a nationally competitive research program and to obtain extramural grant funds.


The issues addressed by this position are of importance in every county in California that has a forest base or an existing or potential wood manufacturing industry. The client base for this position includes public and private forestland owners and managers, county-based Cooperative Extension personnel, forest product companies, as well as public agencies involved in climate change policy development, waste management and forestry issues. Interest in this position is proposed to be equally split between the following University of California units: UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (Department of Architecture and UC Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy Management, Berkeley Forests,). In addition, the need for this position is recognized and supported by many of the ANR County based CE Advisors and CED community and state partners,  especially those with a notable economic forest base and those in the construction and design industries who design, develop, test, and build with wood materials, including site furnishings, infrastructure, architecture, and construction/fabrication.

Proposed Headquarters

UC Berkeley

Proposed Area of Coverage

[Not specified]


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