Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor in Piute 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, 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 Piute County. An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Circleville, UT.

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. The estimated start date for this position is July 1, 2024. Applications must be received by May 30, 2024.

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.

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Minimum Qualifications:
An earned bachelor’s degree with significant experience related to the position (professional practice) in a discipline such as:
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 a current driver’s license, auto insurance, and 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:
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)
Willing and able to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county, including Latinx programming
Prior experience with the Land Grant University System
Knowledge of USU Extension and understanding of Piute County demographics

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

550 N Main St
Junction, UT 84740
United States

How to Apply

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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”
College/University transcript 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
May 30th, 2024