Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Family & Consumer Sciences Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/18/2023 12:45 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Applied Sciences Technology & Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


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.

ASTE and USU are committed to creating a diverse community of individuals with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Utah State University is an equal opportunity institution/employer offering opportunities for all. Women, minoritized populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete details of the policy, see https://www.usu.edu/policies/303/.


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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Career and Technical Education, or a closely related field (completed by the date of appointment).
    • Candidates who are ABD are also encouraged to apply and may be hired at the Instructor level until their degree is conferred (completed by the end of spring semester, 2024).
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching in public secondary schools for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Knowledge of educational standards about Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
  • Evidence of potential for effectiveness in research and ability to secure funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • Experience in leadership positions with family and consumer science youth, student and/or adult organizations (i.e., FCCLA, 4-H, and/or others)
  • Experience with educational technology, online instruction, and various teaching methods
  • Experience with student organizations
  • Experience with conducting and publishing research in family and consumer sciences education, CTE, STEM education, and/or family and consumer literacy.
  • Success in obtaining funding to support sustainable scholarly efforts.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV - include details and dates for your educational degrees, employment history, courses taught, professional publications or other research activity, patents, grant funding received, collaborative research efforts, and professional awards/recognitions.
  2. Five professional references with contact information
  3. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all college/university coursework. Official transcripts will be required of all candidates selected for interview.
    • A brief description of your research agenda
    • A letter of application including your interest in the position, qualifications, 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. 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.

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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