Utah State University

  • Extension Assistant Professor - Small Farms and 4-H Youth Agriculture Programs - Coalville, Utah

    City Summit County
    Posted Date 8 months ago(4/4/2019 10:57 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Northern Region
    Advertised Salary
    Based on experience with excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty position as an Extension Assistant Professor.  This is a full-time, tenure track, twelve-month, fiscal year position.  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 Summit County, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the USU Extension office, located at the Summit County Courthouse in Coalville, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to 4-H livestock programs, small farms development and production, urban agriculture, and horticulture.  The proposed start date for this position is June 12, 2019. 


    • Provide leadership to Extension activities such as 4-H youth programs, specifically 4-H livestock programming, urban agriculture, small farms production, and horticulture.
    • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth.
    • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
    • Use virtual learning and innovative technology skills to meet the needs of small farms and rural agriculture along the Wasatch back and surrounding communities.
    • Collaborate closely with faculty and staff at the Swaner Eco-Center in Park City.
    • Work with on-campus specialists in developing 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.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • An earned Master’s degree in the areas of production agriculture, animal science, agronomy, horticulture (vegetable and fruit production), Extension Education, or closely 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.
    • Experience in using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video production.
    • 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 urban agriculture, small farms production and management, natural resource management, and 4-H livestock and horse youth programming.
    • Farmer Markets and organic produce production experience.
    • Skills and experience with the following:
      • 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 Grant University System.
    • Bi-lingual Spanish/English.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1)Cover Letter



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

    Advertised Salary

    Based on experience with excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    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. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.  County specific information is available at http://www.co.summit.ut.us/.

    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 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   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 at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    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. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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