Utah State University

Extension Assistant/Associate Professor - Agriculture and Natural Resources-Cache County

City Cache County
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/20/2022 6:41 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5006
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
Extension
Department
Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty,12-month, tenure track position. Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs to enhance quality of life for adults and youth. 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 Extension position includes university responsibilities and is based in Cache County.

 

An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Logan.
Cache County is located in the far northern part of Utah. Cache County’s north border abuts the south border of the state of Idaho. Cache County’s county seat is Logan where the Utah State University main campus is located. Cache County is a scenic mountain valley that offers numerous outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, and mountain biking. Cache County is a rapidly growing county, but agriculture still plays a vital role in the economy and culture of the area.
The position requires knowledge of one or more of the following areas: livestock production, dairy, small acreage/farm management, production agriculture (alfalfa and grass hay), and profitability and economics related to agriculture. We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.

 

Rank:
Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A master’s degree is required.

 

Estimated start date for this position is June 13, 2022

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities such as livestock production, dairy production, pasture management, hay and crop production, farm and ranch economics and profitability, insect and weed control and general agricultural production.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth.
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
  • 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 such as Farm Bureau and Conservation Districts.
  • Work in cooperation with the other county extension staff to provide beneficial programs to the county’s residents.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Master’s degree in one or multiple of the following areas: Animal Science, Agronomy, Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Business, Extension Education, or other closely related agricultural fields.
  • 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 access to reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to Livestock production and pasture management.
  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to farm and ranch profitability.
  • Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.
  • Skills and experience in writing scholarly publications.
  • Skills and experience with grant writing.
  • Skills and experience with low income and under-served audiences.
  • Skills and experience with low income and under-served audiences.
  • Skills and experience with social media.
  • Skills and experience in developing online courses/
  • Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
  • Ability to converse and write in the Spanish language.
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Transctipt(s) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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.boxeldercounty.org

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

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.

 

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.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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

 

*updated 04/18/2022

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