Utah State University

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness, USU Extension (Davis and Weber Counties)

City Kaysville
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2021 7:02 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus benefits


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Davis and Weber counties UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12- month/year, term appointment. 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 faculty member will have Davis and Weber counties, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Davis County Extension building in Kaysville, Utah. The initial focus of this position will be prevention of opioid misuse.


The faculty will join other HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching) faculty located in counties across the state. The HEART Initiative focuses on current public health issues (e.g., opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises) throughout Utah. To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: https://extension.usu.edu/heart


The estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2021.


  • Develop, implement and evaluate health & wellness programs for adults and youth, including teachers, parents, and students. 
  • Conduct needs assessments of community and state needs. 
  • Serve as a liaison between the Health & Wellness needs of the state (i.e., Opioid Initiative, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises), Extension, the local community and national efforts. 
  • Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming for substance abuse and prevention efforts, as well as public health needs facing various regions. 
  • Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
  • Support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a health-related field including health education, health promotion, public health, social work, sociology or similar 
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team member
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong computer and technology skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in social work, public health, health education and promotion, sociology or a related field. 
  • Experience delivering professional development or related adult education courses.
  • Demonstrated ability in: 
      • Community organizational engagement
      • Effective use of social media and marketing
      • Program development, and/or delivery
      • Adult and/or youth education
      • Grant writing
      • Academic publications
      • Web design and project management
  • Knowledge of public health campaigns, opioid reduction strategies, and health communications.
  • Experience working with a land-grant institution.
  • Content knowledge in:
      • Opioid reduction strategies and initiatives
      • Substance use disorder prevention, treatment, or recovery
      • Mental health & resilience programming (e.g., suicide prevention)
      • Health & wellness programming
  • Certified Health Education Specialist or Substance Abuse Education Specialist

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2) Cover letter - In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications. To be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

3) Transcript(s) to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

4) 3 professionsl referrences with contact information


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus 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. 


Information about Kaysville and Davis and Weber counties can be found at the following links:






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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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 EducationOffice 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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