Utah State University

Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor

City Roosevelt
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/26/2020 6:26 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation & Technical Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University offers a non-tenure track faculty position as a Lecturer, or Professional Practice Assistant Professor, in Information and Computer Technology. As part of USU's land grant mission to make academic programs accessible throughout the state, this position will be physically located at the USU Uintah Basin Campus in Roosevelt or Vernal, Utah.
This position begins in the Spring Semester (January) of 2021 (or until filled). This is a full-time academic year appointment (nine-month academic year with possible summer teaching) located at the USU Uintah Basin Campus. This position involves 90% teaching and advising duties, and 10% service and professional engagement. This is a new position and programmatic initiative.

Continued appointments will be based upon successful program initiation and ongoing funding.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.


Teach and participate in developing undergraduate curriculum in Information and Computer Technology. Instruction will involve both face-to-face and electronic delivery within the USU campus system. Course responsibilities may include Security and Digital Forensics, IT Management, Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption, Network Administration, and other related courses. Some evening teaching will be required.

The position also requires active involvement in academic and professional organizations, participation in university service, and engagement in the local community.

A commitment to partnering with local industry partners and the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College to develop programs that meet workforce development needs within the region will be necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:


Lecturer: This position requires a Master's degree in Information and Computer Technology, database management, Information/Cyber security assurance, or a closely related field. This will be a nine-month, non-tenure track teaching and service position.

Professional Practice Assistant Professor: This position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a minimum of 3 years experience. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position will be primarily teaching with some service and possible research responsibilities.


Preferred Qualifications for Either Position:

  • Recent relevant applied work experience in one or more of the fields listed above.
  • Teaching experience in undergraduate courses in fields listed above.
  • Evidence of scholarly writing ability.


Desirable Faculty Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated experience designing websites and producing various types of digital media.
  • Demonstrated experience with web development, Python and other programming languages.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Linux and Windows-based operating systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer networking and design, Cisco background helpful.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum for online, broadcast, and face-to-face instruction.
  • Experience helping students learn through lab, lecture, and "hands-on" projects or portfolios.
  • Teaching-focused candidates who understand and are committed to meeting the needs of local communities and fulfilling the mission of a Land Grant University.
  • Commitment to supportive relationships with students and peers.
  • Willingness and ability to accommodate various student-learning styles.
  • Committed to professional growth and development activities to remain current in the discipline and to recognize future trends.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application

3) Contact information for 5 References familiar with your work


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits


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

College/Department Highlights

The Aviation & Technical Education Department offers undergraduate programs (certificate-level, AAS, AS, and BS degrees) that focus on developing students' knowledge and capabilities through hands-on experiences in the classroom. The department also supports a professional master's degree in aviation. Majors in the department, include the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology, and the bachelor's degree in Technology Systems which includes the Information and Computer Technology emphasis, along with four other emphasis areas. These degrees provide a stackable pathway that can begin in the secondary school system, to the Uintah Basin Technical College, then to the AAS in General Technology, and to the BS in Technology Systems. This pathway provides students with marketable skills and experiences that prepare them for successful careers with multiple completion points along their academic path. The successful candidate will teach courses in support of all of these programs, but will be especially involved in the Information and Computer Technology content area.
USU Uintah Basin Campus
The Uintah Basin Regional Campus provides excellent access to higher education for approximately 500 students attending the Roosevelt and Vernal campuses. The Uintah Basin Regional Campus is located in one of the most diverse and dynamic regions of the state. The Uintah Basin covers almost 15,000 square miles of northeast Utah encompassing an asymmetric bowl east of the Wasatch Mountains and south of the Uintah Mountains. Utah State University operates campuses at Vernal and Roosevelt, and provides service to the Uintah and Ouray reservation, expanding educational opportunities in a previously underserved region of the state. The regional economy, once based on agriculture and mining, has diversified, and energy extraction and tourism are now major industries as well. Northern Utah is an outdoor recreation paradise; local attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Starvation Reservoir State Park, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Raven Ridge and Uintah Wilderness area. Residents have easy access to a wide variety of winter sports and to spectacularly beautiful natural areas including world class hunting and fishing. And Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and the southern Utah national parks and monuments also are not far away.
Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Utah State is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.

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 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.


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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.




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