Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Apprenticeship Programs

  • Utah State University
  • Logan, UT
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description

 Requisition ID: 2022-5090

# of Openings: 1

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Category (Portal Searching): Faculty

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification: Faculty

Percent of Time or Hours per Week

College: College of Agriculture & Applied Sc

Department: Aviation & Technical Education

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education at Utah State University, is offering a position at the Professional Practice Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will assist with coordinating Apprentice Programs in Southeast Utah. 

This position is a non-tenure track fiscal-year (12-month) appointment.  The primary role assignment is teaching (95%) and the successful candidate will lead the apprenticeship training programs in Southeast Utah. All faculty members are also expected to make positive contributions to the University through a service role (5%).  This faculty position is located on the Utah State University (USU) Eastern campus in Price, Utah.  Estimated start date is July 1, 2022.


  • The successful applicant for this position will provide teaching excellence in the Career and Technical Education programs spanning the southeast region with students being served at the USU Eastern, USU Moab, and USU Blanding campuses.
  • The teaching assignment will focus upon the Apprentice programs specifically, and more generally involve curriculum management within the technical education programs, and stackable degree programs within AVTE.
  • The department has traditionally offered Electrical Apprentice, and recently was charged to add HVAC, Plumbing, and Welding.
  • The successful candidate will coordinate with licensing organizations (i.e. DOPL, and trade unions) as well as develop working relationships with appropriate industry partners.
  • All modalities of course/programming are used within the context of CTE programs.
  • The department also encourages scholarly disciplinary contributions to the academy, recognizing these contributions as an expectation for promotion considerations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team skills.
  • Ability and desire to teach and mentor postsecondary CTE students at USU.
  • Ability to provide innovative curricular approaches to CTE programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Employment at a post-secondary institution and experience.
  • Master's degree or higher in a degree program closely related to Career and Technical Education
  • Experience with distance education technology and strategies.
  • Success in obtaining funding to support sustainable academic projects.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume /CV - - Include details and dates for your educational degrees, employment history, courses taught, professional publications, patents, grant funding received, collaborative research efforts, and professional awards/recognition
  2. Five professional references with contact information - who can evaluate your professional career. Include your association with each reference listed.
  3. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-10"
    • Cover Letter - Include your teaching philosophy
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts - for all college/university course work. Official transcripts will be required of all candidates selected for interview

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


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

College/Department Highlights

USU Eastern provides the best of both worlds-the feel and personalized attention of a community college, with the educational opportunities and resources of a university. USU Eastern is able to provide personal or professional development training as well as associate, bachelors, master's, and doctorate degrees. USU Eastern is committed to supporting our students and members of our community through quality education and an enjoyable campus experience.

University Highlights

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 employees 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. Learn more 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 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.

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.

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

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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,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

*updated 04/18/2022


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