Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Position Description

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Carbon and Emery counties UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12- month/year, term 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 Carbon and Emery counties, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Carbon County Extension building in Price, Utah. 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 (e.g., opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises) in 9 counties and throughout Utah. To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: https://extension.usu.edu/heart


The estimated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.
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.

Required 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-motivation Ability to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team member Ability to communicate effectively in English Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy Ability to work nights and weekends as required Strong organizational, time, and project management skills Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills Strong computer and technology skills

Preferred 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. Demonstrated ability in: o Community organizational engagement o Effective use of social media and marketing o Program development, and/or delivery o Adult and/or youth education o Grant writing o Academic publications o Web design and project management Knowledge of public health campaigns, opiate reduction strategies, and health communications. Experience working with a land-grant institution. Content knowledge in: o Opioid reduction strategies and initiatives o Substance use disorder prevention, treatment, or recovery o Mental health & resilience programming (e.g., suicide prevention) o Health & wellness programming Certified Health Education Specialist or Substance Abuse Education Specialist

Other Requirements

Along with the online application, please attach: 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications. 3) Transcripts 4) Contact information for three Professional References Documents 1-3 to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile