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Extension Assistant/Associate Professor, Horticulture - USU Extension, Davis County
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Utah State University
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Jul 23, 2017
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Extension Assistant/Associate Professor, Horticulture - USU Extension, Davis County
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Logan, UT 84322
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Requisition: F1700256Open Date: 05/11/2017Review Date: 06/11/2017Job Category: FacultyDepartment: Northern RegionCollege/Unit: Cooperative ExtensionLocation: Extension SitePosting Duration: Open Until FilledPosition Summary:Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Horticulture Extension faculty position. This is a tenure-track, 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs 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. Extension faculty have Davis County, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the USU Extension building, located at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to horticulture. This position will be available when hiring is complete.Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A Master's Degree is required for Extension Assistant/Associate Professor ranks.Responsibilities:* Provide leadership to Extension Horticulture education and activities.* Develop, implement and evaluate Horticulture related programs for adults and youth.* Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.* Work with on-campus specialists in developing applied research projects and program development and delivery to clientele.* Work with USU Botanical Center Director and other county faculty in various outreach activities.* Work as a team member of the larger Urban Extension Initiative, collaborating with other county programs when appropriate.* Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.* Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.* Manage budgets and personnel.* Direct and oversee the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Davis County.* Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.* Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.Dept/College Highlights:Utah State University ( is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. County specific information is available at: Qualifications:* An earned Master's degree in the areas of Horticulture, Soil Science, Extension Education or similar disciplines. Consideration will be given for those candidates nearing completion of their Master's degree.* Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.* Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences.* Excellent oral and written English communication skills.* Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele.* Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.* Must have a current driver's license, auto insurance, or access to reliable transportation.Preferred Qualifications:* Experience with program development and/or delivery related to vegetable production, fruit production, and urban horticulture.* Experience in small acreage production horticulture.* Experience in plant pest and disease diagnostics.* Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.* Skills and experience with grant writing.* Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.* Skills and experience with social media.* Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.* Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits packagePercent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefitsSee for more information and to apply online.Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.Apply Here:
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