The Department of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor (65%teaching, 30% research, and 5% service) with teaching and research interests in undergraduate and graduate family and consumer sciences education, teacher preparation, and career, and technical education. The estimated start date is August 1, 2023.
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The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the department's undergraduate Family and Consumer Science teacher education program and graduate program in Extension and Career and Technical Education. Assigned courses will be based on the candidates' experience and program needs and may include undergraduate teaching methods, student teaching supervision, and interior design. The graduate program offers a number of courses in curriculum design, adult education, CTSO management, classroom management, history of CTE, grant writing, STEM, and research methodology. Contributions to teaching and mentoring students the graduate program is expected. The candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program that complements or expands existing departmental research.
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The Applied Sciences, Technology and Education (ASTE) department provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields of agriculture, applied sciences, business, career and technical education, machinery, and technology. Opportunities are available for teacher licensure in agricultural education; business education; family and consumer sciences education; and technology and engineering education.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) program trains students to become middle and high school family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers, community educators, and Utah Extension professionals. Students from the FCS program in high demand across Utah and the nation because they are qualified to teach many different subject areas, including apparel and textile construction, nutrition and foods, interior design, child and human development, financial literacy, and more. USU's family and consumer sciences education students boast a nearly 100% pass rate on the Praxis exam (required of all teachers) and 100% job placement after graduation.
The department works closely with the Outdoor Product Design and Development program, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Foods Sciences Department, Interior Design Program, Human Development and Family Studies Department, and the Secondary Education Department, to ensure that students receive a broad and well-rounded education.
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