Position Summary

Position Description

Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor-Agriculture & Natural Resources (Sevier County)

 

Requisition ID: 2023-6052

 

# of Openings:

1

 

Location: US-UT

 

Category:

Faculty

 

Position Type:

Benefited Full-Time

 

Job Classification:

Faculty

 

College:

Extension

 

Department:

Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources

 

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

 

Overview

 

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty, 12 month, tenure track 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 Sevier County.

 

An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Richfield, county seat of Sevier County.

 

Sevier County is located in central Utah. It is a county with breath taking scenery and rich Native American history. More than half the land in Sevier County is National Forest. Capitol Reef National Park, Fishlake National Forest, and Manti-La Sal National Forest all are within the boundaries of Sevier County. Richfield is within a two-hour drive of Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Centers. In addition, beautiful Fish Lake in the high elevation Fish Lake plateau provides many recreation opportunities. Snow College, a career and technical college has a campus in Richfield. Livestock production and field crops are important industries for Sevier County.

 

The position requires knowledge of livestock production (especially beef cattle), range management, and production agriculture (alfalfa and grass hay). We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.

 

The estimated start date for this position is March 1, 2023.

 

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

 

Responsibilities

 

• Provide leadership to Extension activities such as livestock production, small acreage pasture management, range management and general agricultural production.

• Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for adults.

• Serve as technical advisor and Executive Secretary for the Utah Beef Improvement Association Performance Bull Test.

• Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.

• Provide support to the County Fair and Livestock Show when needed to foster relationships with local producers and community members.

• 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.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

• An earned master’s degree in the areas of animal science, range management or other closely related agricultural field.

• Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.

• Experience in teaching adult and 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 access to reliable transportation to perform essential job functions.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

• Experience with program development and/or delivery related to beef production and pasture management.

• Experience with program development and/or delivery related to range management.

• Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.

• Skills and experience in writing scholarly publications.

• 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.

 

Required Documents

 

Along with the online application, please attach:

 

• Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

• Transcript(s) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

• Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

 

Advertised Salary

 

Commensurate with education and experience

 

ADA

 

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

 

University Highlights

 

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) 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. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.

 

County specific information is available at: https://www.sevierutah.net/index.php

 

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. https://www.usu.edu/about/fast-facts/ about USU.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful https://www.loganutah.org/, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a https://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-recruitment/dual-career-assistance to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

 

Please visit our website to learn about https://www.usu.edu/president/initiatives/land-acknowledgment/ of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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 Matthew Pinner, 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

 

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

*updated 11/2022

 

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3802650

 

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