Utah State University

  • Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Agriculture/Horticulture/4-H USU Extension, Juab County

    City Juab County
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/9/2019 10:16 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Southern Region
    Advertised Salary
    Based on experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Utah State University Extension invites applications for an Agriculture/Horticulture/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available August 1, 2019. 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 Juab county, regional, and University responsibilities.  An office will be provided at the USU Extension office located within the Juab County Center in Nephi, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, public lands, rangelands, water, livestock, etc. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, citizenship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). 

    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.  The estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2019. 



    • 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.



    Minimum Qualifications

    Extension Assistant/Associate faculty ranks require an earned Master's degree in an Agriculture and/or Horticulture 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 to 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:

    o          Program development and/or delivery related to Agriculture.

    o          Program development and/or delivery related to Horticulture.

    o          Program development and/or delivery related to Natural Resources, Public Lands, Rangelands, Water and/or Livestock.

    o          Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H or other youth development activities.

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

    • Skills and experience with:

    o          Implementing applied research activities.

    o          Grant writing.

    o          Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.

    o          Low income and under-served audiences.

    o          Social media.

    o          Related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.

    • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) Cover Letter

    2) Resume to be uploaded to the applicant profile


    Please do not attach cover letter; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application. 


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

    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.


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

    Advertised Salary

    Based on experience, plus excellent benefits

    College/Department Highlights

    Juab County, located in west central Utah, was established in 1852, and today 11,000 residents make it their home.  Its primary economic base comes from agriculture, manufacturing, mining, recreation, and electrical power. Juab's agricultural base is mainly small grains, alfalfa hay, cattle, dairy, and sheep.  Major processing and Ag related industries, include a hay cubing operation, livestock processing plant, tomato greenhouse operation, and herb farm.  Juab is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.  For more Juab County information, visit: http://www.juabtravel.com/; http://www.juabcounty.com/; https://extension.usu.edu/juab/; http://www.scdesigns.biz/JuabCountyFair/


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