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Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences/Health and Wellness/4-H – Washington County, St George, UT

Utah State University Extension

Position Summary:

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences/Health and Wellness/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available immediately. 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 Washington county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the county Extension building in Hurricane, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences such as nutrition, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, parenting and relationship education, family finance, health and wellness, mental health promotion, family self-sufficiency (poverty reduction initiatives), or similar. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, healthy living, citizenship and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track), or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). A Master’s degree is required for Extension Assistant/Associate ranks. A Bachelor’s degree and substantial professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor. 


· Provide leadership to Extension activities, including 4-H

· 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 and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

Dept/College Highlights:

Utah State University ( 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. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.


Minimum Qualifications:

Extension Assistant/Associate faculty ranks require an earned Master’s degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences discipline, or related area. The Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor rank requires a Bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience in a related field. Consideration will be given for those candidates nearing completion of their Master’s.

· 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

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience with:

· Program development and/or delivery related to Family and Consumer Sciences

· Mental health promotion, health, nutrition and wellness, poverty reduction initiatives

· Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth development activities

· Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions

· Skills and experience with:

· Implementing applied research activities

· Grant writing

· Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers

· Supervising part-time staff

· Working with low income and under-served audiences

· Social media

· Related organizations/agencies

· Fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders

· RD, MPH or CHES certification

· Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish

· Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

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Date Posted
September 25, 2018
Job Type
Hurricane, UT

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