Utah State University

Lecturer - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/18/2023 12:50 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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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


Applied Sciences, Technology and Education (ASTE) department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure-track lecturer (95% Teaching, 5% Service) with teaching responsibilities in undergraduate courses in sewing, apparel, textiles, interior design, soft goods construction, and pattern making. This faculty position is on the Utah State University (USU) campus in Logan, Utah. 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 for this position will be expected to teach and develop and undergraduate courses in the department. The teaching assignment will be based on the candidates’ experience and program needs and include undergraduate instruction for students in sewing, apparel, textiles, interior design, soft goods construction, and patternmaking classes. Additional responsibilities will include shared responsibility for sewing lab space and equipment management, concurrent enrollment supervision, and mentorship. Courses will be delivered in a face-to-face format. The department also encourages scholarly or creative disciplinary contributions to academia and service activities, recognizing these contributions as a necessity for promotion considerations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned master’s in a degree program closely related to Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Career and Technical Education, Education, or Apparel Design (completed by date of appointment). Consideration may be given to candidates enrolled in a master’s degree program and continuing toward completion.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in non-formal and community education, K-12, or post-secondary education.
  • Evidence of skills in sewing, clothing construction, and basic textiles knowledge.
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful teaching experience at a post-secondary institution.
  • Experience with educational technology and strategies.
  • Success in obtaining funding to support sustainable scholarly efforts.
  • Knowledge and skills pertaining to:
    • Patternmaking
    • Alterations
    • Sewing machine maintenance
    • Gear construction
    • Technical textiles
    • Sustainable practices in the textiles industry
    • Interior design principles
    • Manufacturing processes

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, patents, grant funding received, collaborative research efforts, and professional awards/recognitions. 
  2. Three 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”
    • A one-page cover letter addressing areas of expertise including your teaching philosophy.
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all college/university course work. Official transcripts will be required of all candidates selected for interview.

**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, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in 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.


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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