Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Assistant or Associate Professor- Agriculture & Natural Resources and 4-H Agriculture Programs
University or Organization :
Utah State University
State or Territory :
Utah
Application Deadline :
Nov 10, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Tenure track agriculture and 4-H county Extension faculty position in Utah
Keywords separated by commas :
Agriculture, 4-H, tenure track
Location :
Millard County Utah
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
Commensurate with education and experience plus excellent benefits
Start Date:
Jan 03, 2020
Description:
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty position. Extension faculty develop, provide, 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. This Extension position has Millard County and university responsibilities. There are two operational Extension offices in Millard County. Offices will be provided at the USU Extension office, in Fillmore and Delta. This position is expected to schedule time to work from both offices. The estimated start date for this position is January 1, 2020. Millard County is one of the leading counties for agricultural production in Utah. The county consistently ranks number one in the state for alfalfa hay production and has an international reputation for producing quality alfalfa hay. The alfalfa hay sector necessitates a significant irrigated grain sector to maintain healthy crop rotations. The prominent role Millard County plays in the regions agricultural economy demands Extension personnel who are knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial crop production. The position requires knowledge of soils, cultivation practices, fertilizers, crop irrigation systems and crop pest control practices. It also requires knowledge of harvesting and storage techniques and marketing strategies. Millard County is home to some of the largest dairy cattle herds in Utah. The dairies rely heavily on the alfalfa hay production in the county. Extension work within the county requires knowledge of the dairy industry and the economic and social relationships between dairies and alfalfa hay producers.We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to Agriculture and Natural Resource Programs.
Position Category:
Extension Assistant or Associate Professor-tenure track
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Responsibilities Provide leadership to Extension activities such as alfalfa production, livestock and dairy production, small acreage pasture management, rangeland management, irrigation, and general agricultural production. In addition provide leadership to 4-H Agriculture Programs such as the Jr. Livestock and 4-H Horse programs. Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for adults. Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for 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. 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 and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Minimum Qualifications: An earned masters degree in the areas of agronomy/crop science, animal/dairy science, extension education or other closely related agricultural fields. Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs. Experience in teaching adult 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 drivers license, auto insurance, and access to reliable transportation.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Must have a current drivers license, auto insurance, and access to reliable transportation. County vehicles are available for use.
Other Requirements:
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with program development and/or delivery related to agriculture programs. Experience with program development and/or delivery related to livestock production, dairy cattle, sheep, range management, and crop production. Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth livestock and horse programs. 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 low income and under-served audiences. Skills and experience with social media. Skills and experience in developing on-line courses. Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders. Prior experience with the Land Grant University System. Ability to converse and write in the Spanish language.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Justen Smith
Phone Number with Area Code :
385-319-5658
Application Instructions :
Along with the online application, please attach:1) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted during your application under "Cover letter"2) Resume (Please upload your Curriculum Vitae in the candidate profile under the Resume section) **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**