Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor in Box Elder County

Utah State University Extension
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Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment, tenure track Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or non-tenure track Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Position. Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs to enhance quality of life for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train, and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This Extension position includes university responsibilities and is based in Box Elder County.  An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Brigham City, Utah. 

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track), or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). A Master's degree is required for Extension Assistant or Associate ranks. A Bachelor's degree and substantial professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor. The estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2024. Applications must be received by June 15, 2024 .

More information about Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here: https://youtu.be/XvXITaFAltE


  • Provide leadership to Extension activities in the Home and Community field 
  • Conduct a community needs assessment to adapt and bring in programming needed to serve the community 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate programs for adults and youth 
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences 
  • Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming 
  • Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming 
  • Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers 
  • Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension 
  • Serve and collaborate with other Extension County faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (tenure track) or bachelor’s degree with significant experience related to the position (professional practice) in a discipline such as: family and consumer sciences, public health, nutrition, food sciences, social work, mental health, psychology, finance, business, human development, family studies, health and wellness, or related areas. 
  • Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences 
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills 
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work site
  • Must be willing to work with community leaders, partners, agencies, and USU county faculty and state specialists to meet various county needs in the program areas described in the position summary, including reaching diverse audiences. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program development and/or delivery related to area of expertise, as listed above or similar
  • Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions 
  • Implementing applied research and evidence-based activities 
  • Grant, professional, and scientific writing and grant management 
  • Recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers 
  • Working with diverse, low income, rural, and under-served audiences 
  • Marketing and community engagement via social media. 
  • Public speaking and presenting 

Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish (Bilingual) 

Organization Summary

Utah State University Extension provides research-based programs and resources with the goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout Utah. USU Extension operates through a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture, Utah State University, and county governments.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

01 South Main | Room 30
Brigham City, UT 84302
United States

How to Apply

Along with the online application, please attach:

Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
Cover letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10." Please highlight how you have or how you could meet the position's job expectations and qualifications.
University Transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile


Application Deadline
June 15, 2024