Utah State University

Extension Assistant Professor/Extension Associate Professor

City Davis County
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/2/2021 4:26 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Youth Programs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a position in 4-H Extension Youth Programs in Davis County. This is a faculty, tenure track, 12 month position (95% Extension and 5% Service). Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs to enhance quality of life for youth and adults. Extension faculty serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This Extension position includes state wide responsibilities providing leadership in the area of K-12 teacher and school collaborations, homeschooling, nontraditional audiences, and military programing. An office will be provided at the USU Extension Office in Kaysville, in Davis County.
Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A master's degree is required.

Estimated start date is January 1, 2022.


  • Serve as part of the Extension Youth Programs State Support team to assist county based programs and provide statewide support for programs and events.
  • Develop and support programs to support teacher professional development in a variety of topics.
  • Serve as the Utah 4-H Military Liaison.
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for youth and adults.
  • 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 county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master's degree in the area of youth development, family studies, recreation, human development, education, Extension education, or another closely related field.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct educational programs.
  • Experience in teaching adult/youth audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work with community leaders, partners, agencies, USU county faculty, and state specialists to meet various county needs in the program areas described in the position summary, including reaching diverse audiences.
  • 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, or access to reliable transportation.
  • Be willing to travel throughout the county and state as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience and knowledge about the land grant university system.
  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H or other youth serving organizations.
  • Skills and experience collaborating with teachers and schools.
  • Skill and experience working with military families.
  • Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.
  • Skills and experience with grant writing.
  • Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers.
  • Skills and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion of under-served audiences.
  • Skills and experience with social media.
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and development.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2) Cover Letter to be uploaded under "Documents 1-10"

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

4) Contact information for three professional referneces


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


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

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 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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