Utah State University

Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/18/2022 6:48 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Applied Sciences Technology & Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University is searching for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to develop and teach courses in the agricultural education undergraduate program and contribute to the graduate program. This is a 9-month, faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with teaching interests in agricultural and career and technical education inclusive of agricultural education and/or agricultural literacy. The position will be filled no later than August 1, 2023, as classes begin on August 29, 2023. The Assistant Professor position will be approximately 65% teaching, 30% research, and 5 % service.


  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and be expected to mentor all levels of students.
  • This candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program that complements or expands existing departmental research within the areas of school-based agricultural education and/or agricultural literacy.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Agricultural Education, Career and Technical Education, or closely related field (completed by the date of appointment)
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching in K-12 public schools or the post-secondary level for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience in leadership positions with agricultural youth and/or adult organizations (i.e., FFA, 4-H, and/or Young Farmers)
  • Evidence of potential for effectiveness in research and ability to secure funding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level
  • Experience with educational technology, online instruction, and various teaching methods
  • Experience with conducting agricultural literacy and or agricultural education research
  • Publication of peer-reviewed research
  • Evidence of extramural funding

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV - includes details and dates for your educational degrees, employment history, courses taught, professional publications, patents, grant funding received, collaborative research efforts, and professional awards/recognitions.
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10” 
    • A brief description of your research agenda in agricultural education and/or agricultural literacy.
    • Five professional references with contact information. Please include your association with each reference listed.
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all college/university course work. Official transcripts will be required of all candidates selected for interview.
    • A letter of application that includes your interest in the position and teaching philosophy.

**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.  

College/Department Highlights

The Applied Sciences, Technology and Education (ASTE) department provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. The department includes undergraduate majors in teacher licensure in agricultural education; business education; family and consumer sciences education; and technology and engineering education. The department also offers undergraduate degree programs in agricultural communications, community-based education, and agricultural systems technology. The graduate program includes a Master of Science in Agricultural Extension and Education, a Master of Education in career and technical education and Ph.D. in Career and Technical Education. For more information about the department visit this website: https://aste.usu.edu/

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 employs 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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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