Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor - Weber County

Utah State University Extension
Posting Date

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs 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. Extension faculty have Weber County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Weber County Extension building in Ogden, Utah.

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track).  A Master's degree is required for either rank.

The estimated start date for this position is March 1, 2022.

We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more home and community program areas, appropriate to the county assignment, including, but not limited to:
Family and consumer sciences
Food sciences, preservation and safety
Diabetes education
Emergency preparedness
Health and wellness
Positive psychology and solution-focused mental health
Suicide prevention
Gerontology, human development, family studies
Homebuyer and housing education
Finance education
Economic development
Community resources
Workforce development
Entrepreneurship/business development
Public health
Social work

We are especially interested in candidates that are well versed in using online educational platforms (e.g. Canvas) to develop and deliver clientele-focused, home and community related programming and who also have experience implementing programs that engage diverse, underserved populations.

Provide leadership to Extension activities
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:
• An earned Master's degree 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 area
• Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs
• Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences
• Excellent oral and written English communication skills
• Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university and county clientele
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
• Must have access to reliable transportation
• 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:
• Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences
• Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish (Bilingual)
• Willingness and ability to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county, including LatinX programming
• 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 activities
• Grant writing
• Recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers
• Marketing and community engagement via social media
• Willing and able to collaborate with colleagues via partnerships and working groups to meet the diverse needs of communities
• Fostering positive relationships with related organizations, agencies and community stakeholders
• Public speaking and presenting
• Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

Organization Summary

College/Department Highlights
Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students.

Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties.

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience plus benefits

1181 N Fairgrounds Dr.
Ogden, UT 84404
United States

How to Apply

Please apply at this link: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/4466/home-and-community-extension-as…

Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:
1) Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
2) In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications. Upload under Other Documents 1-5
3) College/University transcripts upload under Other Documents 1-5
4) Contact information for 3 Professional References

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Application Deadline
Open until filled.