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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

68 Food Animal Welfare Specialist

Position Title: Food Animal Welfare                 

Full-time Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension (CE) focused on advancing the welfare and well-being of agricultural animals, with an emphasis on dairy and beef cattle but covering other species as needed by clientele, to improve sustainability of animal production systems by addressing societal and consumer expectations for animals being raised for food production.

Position Description:

The focus of this statewide position is to provide leadership, outreach education, research, and innovation for achieving gains in animal welfare that will build trust by consumers and the public in our food animal production systems. This position will be responsible for identifying critical gaps and needs in animal welfare in contemporary animal production systems, conducting applied research for discovering ways to improve animal welfare, and effectively sharing that information through collaborative, multidimensional outreach education programs and products that target diverse audiences which include producers, veterinarians, policy makers, regulators, consumers, and other concerned members of society. Success in this position will require ongoing effort to optimally blend ethics, values, and science to advance animal welfare and build public trust in our food animal production systems. This CE Professor will be expected to build upon existing networks and collaborations within UC ANR Program Teams comprised of Advisors, CE Professors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and other faculty members in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Department of Animal Science who have expertise and interests in animal behavior and animal welfare related to food-producing animals. A PhD degree in a relevant discipline such as animal welfare or ethology/animal behavior or a DVM (or equivalent) degree with advanced training (e.g., MS or PhD) or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience related to the welfare and health of food animals is required.

Proposed Headquarters

UCD Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center (Tulare)

Proposed Area of Coverage

Southern San Joaquin Valley


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