Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness
University or Organization :
Utah State Univesrity Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Dec 31, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness
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Location :
Utah County, UT
Area, Department or Unit :
Home & Community
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Start Date:
Feb 01, 2020
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Utah County, UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12-month/year appointment. 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 faculty member will have Utah County, regional, and University responsibilities. The initial focus of this position will be prevention of opioid misuse. The faculty will join four other HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research and Teaching) faculty located in counties across the state. The HEART Initiative focuses on current public health issues in the 9 counties and throughout Utah (e.g., Opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises). To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: heart.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Responsibilities Develop, implement and evaluate health & wellness programs for adults and youth, including teachers, parents, and students. Conduct needs assessments of community and state needs. Serve as a liaison between the Health & Wellness needs of the state (i.e., Opioid Initiative, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises), Extension, the local community and national efforts. Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming for substance abuse and prevention efforts, as well as public health needs facing various regions. Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.Support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.Other duties as assigned.
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Minimum education level :
Minimum Qualifications:A Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a health-related field including health education, health promotion, public health, social work, sociology or similar High degree of self-motivationAbility to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team memberAbility to communicate effectively in EnglishAbility to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policyAbility to work nights and weekends as requiredStrong organizational, time, and project management skillsStrong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skillsStrong computer and technology skillsPreferred Qualifications:Master's degree or equivalent in social work, public health, health education and promotion, sociology or a related field. Experience delivering professional development or related adult education courses.
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Other Requirements:
Demonstrated ability in: Effective use of social media and marketingProgram development, and/or deliveryAdult and/or youth educationGrant writingAcademic publicationsWeb design and project managementKnowledge of public health campaigns, opiate reduction strategies, and health communications.Experience working with a land-grant institution.Content knowledge in:Opioid reduction strategies and initiativesSubstance abuse prevention, treatment, or recoveryHealth & wellness programmingCertified Heath Education Specialist or Substance Abuse Education Specialist


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Contact :
Ashley Yaugher
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