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Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor – Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H with Utah State University Extension in Castle Dale, Utah

Type of position This is a full-time (100% time) position with benefits package. Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant Professor/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 significant professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor.
Employer Utah State University Extension
Description of Employer 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. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Location Castle Dale, Utah
Description of Location Emery County information is available at: http://www.emerycounty.com and http://www.emerycountychamber.org
Salary Salary is commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Closing date of competition 08/15/2018
Date position available 10/1/2018
Description of duties

Utah State University Extension invites applications for an Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available October 1, 2018.  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. This position will have Emery county, regional, and University responsibilities.  An office will be provided at the USU Extension office located within the Emery County Courthouse in Castle Dale, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to agriculture, natural resources, horticulture, range, livestock, etc. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, citizenship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), livestock, horse, and shooting sports.

Responsibilities:

· 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.

· Work with on-campus specialists in applied research projects and program development and delivery to clientele.

· 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.

Qualifications sought

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extension Assistant/Associate faculty ranks require an earned Master’s degree in an Agriculture and/or Natural Resources discipline, or related area.  Consideration will be given to those candidates nearing completion of their Master’s.
  • The Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor rank requires a Bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience in a related field.
  • 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 adhere to the University Travel and Driving policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with:

  • Program development and/or delivery related to Agriculture, Natural Resources, Horticulture, Range, Livestock, etc.
  • Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H or other 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.
  • Low income and under-served audiences.
  • Social media.
  • Related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
  • Prior experience with the Land Grand University System.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
  • Consideration will be given to those candidates nearing completion of their Master’s.
Application procedure  
Submit what A cover letter and CV/resume will need to be uploaded through Utah State University’s online application system at https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3654. The names and contact information for three references will be collected during the application process.
Submit to Applications should be completed through Utah State University’s online application system located through the full position announcement at https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3654.
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