Utah State University

Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Home and Community Department

City Uintah County
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/27/2024 7:02 PM)
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# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment, tenure track Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or non-tenure track Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Position. Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs to enhance quality of life for youth and adults. 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 Uintah County. 


An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Vernal, Utah. 


Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track), or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). A Master's degree is required for Extension Assistant or Associate ranks. A Bachelor's degree and substantial professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor 


The estimated start date for this position is July 1, 2024. Applications must be received by May 30, 2024 


We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more home and community program areas, appropriate to the county needs, including, but not limited to: 

  • Family and consumer sciences  
  • Health and wellness 
  • Positive psychology and solution-focused mental health 
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Food science, preservation and safety 
  • Diabetes education 
  • Nutrition 
  • Gerontology, human development, family studies 
  • Finance education 
  • Economic and community development 
  • Workforce development 
  • Entrepreneurship/business development 
  • Public health 
  • Social work 

More information about Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here: https://youtu.be/XvXITaFAltE 


  • Provide leadership to Extension activities in the Home and Community field
  • Conduct a community needs assessment to adapt and bring in programming needed to serve the community 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate programs for adults and youth
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences 
  • 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 County faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master's degree (tenure track) or bachelor’s degree with significant experience related to the position (professional practice) in a discipline such as:
    • Family and consumer sciences
    • Public health
    • Nutrition
    • Food sciences
    • Social work
    • Mental health
    • Psychology
    • Finance
    • Business
    • Human development
    • Family studies
    • Health and wellness
  • Experience in teaching to adult and/or youth audiences
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to area of expertise, as listed above or similar
  • Ability to use various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions 
  • Ability to implement applied research and evidence-based activities
  • Experience with grant, professional, and scientific writing and grant management
  • Experience recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers
  • Experience working with diverse, low income, rural, and under-served audiences
  • Experience with marketing and community engagement via social media.
  • Experience in public speaking and presenting
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish (Bilingual)
  • Willing and able to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county, including Latinx programming
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System
  • Willing to work with community leaders, partners, agencies, and Uintah County
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct educational programs
  • Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university and county clientele
  • Knowledge of USU Extension and understanding of Uintah County demographics

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. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**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.  

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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