Extension Assistant/Associate Professor- Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H Agriculture Programs

  • Utah State University
  • Logan, UT
  • May 04, 2021
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description

 Extension Assistant/Associate Professor- Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H Agriculture Programs

Requisition ID: 2021-3605
# of Openings: 1
Location: US-UT-Panguitch
Category: Faculty
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Faculty
College: Extension
Department: Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

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 Garfield County with some crossover in providing assistance to the bordering county of Kane County in the area of Natural Resources and Livestock Production. Reciprocally Kane County faculty will provide Horticulture expertise in Garfield County. Additional responsibilities for this position include managing the USU Panguitch Research Farm https://uaes.usu.edu/farms/panguitch-research

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

The position requires knowledge of range management, livestock production (especially beef cattle), production agriculture (alfalfa and grass hay), and 4-H agriculture programs (Jr. Livestock). We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.


Rank will commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A master's degree is required.

The estimated start date is July 1, 2021

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities such as range management, livestock production, small acreage pasture management, and general agricultural production.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for adults.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate 4-H agricultural programs for youth such as Jr. Livestock, 4-H Horse, 4-H Shooting Sports, and Youth Natural Resources Programs.
  • Manage the USU Panguitch Research Farm.
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned master's degree in the areas of range management/science, animal science, or other closely related agricultural fields.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to range management.
  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to beef production, pasture management, and hay production.
  • Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H Youth Agriculture programs.
  • 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:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"
  3. Transcript(s)to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"
  4. Contact information for three professional references
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

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

University Highlights
Garfield County is located in southern Utah. It is a county with breath taking scenery and most of Bryce Canyon National Park lies in the southwestern part of the county and the northern half of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument occupies the middle of the county. A large portion of Capitol Reef National Park lies in the east-central part of the county. A very small part of Canyonlands National Park lies in the northeast corner of the county. In addition there are two national forests in Garfield County and part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The terrain of Garfield County is arid, rough, and carved with erosion. The county's highest point is Mount Ellen, in the Henry Mountains, near the county's north border, at 11,522 feet in elevation. Agriculture and tourism are the main industries for Garfield County.

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: http://ilovehistory.utah.gov/place/counties/garfield.html#interesting

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utahs land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah States statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

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 Logan, Utah; 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.

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 USUs non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice 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

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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