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Posted 10/8/2021

iowa state university

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health in Early Childhood Extension Specialist

Position Summary
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies within the College of Human Sciences seek applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible, full-time, 12-month). Position responsibilities are 60% Extension and Outreach, 30% teaching, and 10% service.  The faculty member will foster education and outreach, lead research-and evidence-based programs in the priority areas of behavioral health in early childhood, and teach courses related to infant and early childhood mental and behavioral health. Iowa State University seeks candidates with demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through extension and outreach, research, and teaching.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Applied Developmental Psychology, or closely related discipline. Preparation and experience in early childhood teaching (e.g., preschool teacher), home visiting, or early intervention.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Job Group:  Faculty (Tenure Track, 12 month)
Proposed Start Date: July 1, 2022

For full details and to apply, please visit the job posting here.

 

Posted 9/28/2021

utah state university

Assistant Professor Position
Health and Wellness Extension Specialist

Position Summary
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University (USU) seeks an Assistant Professor to serve as a Health and Wellness Extension Specialist. The position will be housed on the USU Logan Campus and includes statewide responsibilities. This is a 12-month, tenure-track, full-time benefited position beginning July 1, 2022. We are seeking applicants with research and teaching expertise in health education and promotion with a focus on current public health issues (e.g., mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, physical inactivity, and other public health crises). Expectations for this position include a 65% role assignment in Extension to develop and extend statewide outreach education and applied research on health/wellness topics, coordinate programs with Extension county faculty, and conduct research. There is also a 30% teaching role assignment in a Masters of Public Health (MPH) program and a 5% role assignment in service. Review of applicants will begin November 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate by August 1, 2022 in public health, community health, health promotion, health education or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain a research program that can be supported by extramural funding.
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct community-oriented research and apply research results to real-world situations.
  • Evidence of the ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and collegiality among peers and constituents.

Along with your on-line application, please attach:

  1. A cover letter directly addressing the position qualifications;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Contact information for three references. 

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Steve Hawks (435-797-5101; [email protected]). 

To view this job or apply please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/intro. Job id: 2021-4203 or click here to go directly to the listing.

 

Posted 9/10/2021

Auburn University 

Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist – Public Health 

       
     
 
   

 

 

Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist - Public Health

 Nutrition Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management

College of Human Sciences, Auburn University, Alabama

 

 

POSITION: Auburn University seeks a 12-month tenure-track extension specialist (95% Extension and 5% Service) at the Assistant Professor level to provide leadership in human nutrition and public health. This position is housed in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management and is designed to assist the College of Human Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in overcoming health and wellness concerns across the state. The position will provide leadership in the development, delivery, evaluation, and reporting of evidence-based programs and applied research. Earliest start date for this position is January 2022 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

(1) Alabama Cooperative Extension Service (ACES): The selected applicant will provide strategic and inclusive leadership to the Nutrition, Diet and Health (NDH) priority program team of the Alabama Extension. Responsibilities include: 

A) provide statewide leadership in the areas of human nutrition and public health; B) develop and deliver educational programs (initiatives, presentations, website information, and supporting materials) grounded in research-based sciences to improve the nutritional and health levels of different social classes and ages; C) collaborate with, support, and train Extension educators across the state to implement, evaluate, and report program impacts; D) initiate evidence-based Extension and applied research projects that engage and involve client groups, stakeholders, and entire communities to improve their quality of life; and E) participate in and assist program teams in the development of annual plans of work and federal reporting. 

(2) Design and undertake evidence-based Extension and applied research projects that engage and involve client groups, stakeholders, and whole communities to improve their quality of life.

(3) Establish and maintain a strong, extramurally funded Extension and applied research program.

(4) Disseminate programming and research scholarship through journals and conference presentations and seek recognition of excellence in programming.

(5) Collaborate with Human Sciences faculty on interdisciplinary community programming.

(6) Engage Human Sciences students in development and delivery of educational tools and programs.

(7) Provide service within professional organizations and on committees within the Department, College, ACES, and University. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nutrition, public health, health education/promotion, health behavior, or closely related discipline required at the time employment begins. Demonstrated experience in program development, delivery, and evaluation. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Dietitian (RD) credential or RD eligible; three years of public health, health education or community nutrition-related work experience. 

SETTING: The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management employs 15-full-time tenure-track faculty and is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. Opportunities to engage in collaborative research are supported by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES). East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC), Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) provide additional opportunities for translational research. More information about the department can be found at http://www.humsci.auburn.edu/ndhm/. Alabama Cooperative Extension System operates in all 67 counties as the primary outreach organization for the land-grant functions of Alabama A&M and Auburn University. Auburn University has a multicultural student enrollment of over 30,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. Auburn is a one-hour drive from Montgomery, Alabama, 1.5 hours from Atlanta, Georgia airport and about four hours to Gulf Coast beaches. To learn more about Auburn University, visit http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. 

APPLICATION: Apply online using the link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/25048. Provide application letter, complete CV, transcripts from all universities attended, narrative of community/Extension nutrition/health experience, research and educational interests, Statement of Philosophy on Extension scholarship in the 21st Century, and three (3) professional references (names, addresses, and phone numbers). Only complete online applications will be considered for review beginning November 10, 2021. For more information about the position: Ramesh Jeganathan ([email protected]) Chair- Search Committee.

 

Posted 9/1/2021

Oklahoma State University

Assistant Director, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service/Family Consumer Science Program Leader and Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

Oklahoma State University seeks a visionary leader to foster development of innovative, impactful educational programs from CEHS to address critical needs of Oklahoma citizens. The role includes identifying new and emerging issues, prioritizing programs, building internal and external partnerships for programming, pursuing new resources for program support, and facilitating program delivery and assessment. The Assistant Director/Program Leader and Associate Dean is administratively responsible to the Associate Vice President, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES), and the Dean of the CEHS.

Responsibilities include:

Leadership

  • Provide direction for the needs, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research-based educational programs.
  • Engage clientele, local educators, external stakeholders, campus entities and other land-grant universities in developing and implementing innovative and effective programs through needs assessment, planning, impact assessment and reporting processes.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the management team on OCES-wide planning, problem-solving, policy making, and special initiatives.
  • Develop strategies for staffing, marketing, funding and promoting family and consumer science Extension programs at county and state level.
  • Adopt and use progressive technologies and communication methods.
  • Promote the diversity, inclusion and equity goals and policies of OSU and Extension in all interactions with stakeholders, employees, volunteers and the public.
  • Collaborate with 1890 and 1994 Extension programs to promote program coordination and cooperation to meet the FCS program objectives of all three land-grant entities.
  • Represent the College and OSU Extension to external state and national organizations and agencies and contribute through leadership and service to the educational and policy efforts at the state, multi-state and national levels.

Administration

  • Help recruit, hire, guide, coordinate and review performance of county educators and district and state specialists with FCS responsibilities.
  • Develop and deliver a strong, focused professional development program for field and campus staff to enhance subject matter expertise, encourage scholarship, incorporate new delivery methods and implement innovative Extension programs with OCES program and personnel development staff.
  • Report on impact and outcomes of family and consumer science Extension programs.
  • Exercise general administrative, personnel and fiscal management of resources to address priorities through Extension programs.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Vice President, OCES, to determine statewide educator position priorities and position descriptions.
  • Cooperate with the Community Nutrition Education Program State Coordinator for program implementation statewide.
  • Serve as the state advisor to Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc., the Oklahoma Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Family Consumer Science Ambassadors.
  • Encourage development of grants and contracts to leverage program resources.

This position also manages other duties as assigned. The leader reports to the Associate Vice President, OCES, with input from the Dean (or vice versa depending on the funding provided from each).

Requirements

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. Requirements include:

  • Ph.D. in subject matter/discipline field that qualifies for academic appointment in one of the departments within the College of Education and Human Sciences at OSU. A record that qualifies for the rank of professor is preferred.
  • Administrative experience, with preference for administrative experience in the land-grant system.

Experience

  • Documented success in developing, implementing and evaluating research-based Extension/engagement programs confirmed by a national reputation for expertise.
  • Demonstrated success in program management including finances, procurement of extramural funds, personnel supervision, and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically lead a comprehensive, innovative team of diverse constituencies at local, district, state, regional and national levels.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the land-grant mission.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in verbal and written communications and success in team leadership.

Application Procedures

The position is to be filled by January 1, 2022 or as soon thereafter as a suitable candidate is available. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2021.  Interested applicants must apply via OSU’s online applicant tracking system at http://jobs.okstate.edu for the position labeled req9999.

Applicants will submit:

  • Letter of application that describes qualifications, previous professional responsibilities, achievements, administrative philosophy and leadership style and describe how these apply to the position sought.
  • Professional resume
  • Name, email address and phone number for five references the committee may contact for additional information. References should be familiar with the qualities that make the applicant well-suited for this position. References will not be contacted prior to authorization by the candidate.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Steve Beck, Search Committee Chair, [email protected].

General Information

More information about OSU Family & Consumer Sciences can be found at https://extension.okstate.edu/programs/family-and-consumer-sciences/index.html

 

Posted 8/24/2021

Extension Educator – Health and Human Sciences – LaPorte County (Purdue University)

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Indiana residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, Educators collaborate with local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research-based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community.

With the ever-pressing societal issues facing our country, Purdue Extension plays a vital role in our local communities by providing information and educational programming at the point-of-need. The Health & Human Sciences Educator identifies needs within the local community, and partners with University and local resources to plan, implement and evaluate innovative, sustainable programs that influence attitudes, teach skills and encourage behavior change. The Health & Human Sciences Educator strives to improve the quality of life of individuals and families through these research-based programs that educate on topics relevant to our colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community related to food, family, money and health.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with state and local advisory committees in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming
  • Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities
  • Identify, recruit and develop the volunteer leadership necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension
  • Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community
  • Quantify, communicate and promote the value of Extension education to key stakeholders, partners and decision-makers
  • Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming
  • Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming
  • Other responsibilities as required

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years' experience in community based educational program development, implementation, and evaluation and/or experience related in health, nutrition, human development, and personal finance
  • Experiences or leadership with taskforces and community coalitions or equivalents
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material
  • Strong communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in the workplace
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences and stakeholders  

Direct URL: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=13339&company=purdueuniv

 

Posted 8/24/2021

Extension Educator – Health and Human Sciences – Elkhart County (Purdue University)

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Indiana residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, Educators collaborate with local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research-based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community.

With the ever-pressing societal issues facing our country, Purdue Extension plays a vital role in our local communities by providing information and educational programming at the point-of-need. The Health & Human Sciences Educator identifies needs within the local community, and partners with University and local resources to plan, implement and evaluate innovative, sustainable programs that influence attitudes, teach skills and encourage behavior change. The Health & Human Sciences Educator strives to improve the quality of life of individuals and families through these research-based programs that educate on topics relevant to our colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community related to food, family, money and health.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with state and local advisory committees in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming
  • Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities
  • Identify, recruit and develop the volunteer leadership necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension
  • Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community
  • Quantify, communicate and promote the value of Extension education to key stakeholders, partners and decision-makers
  • Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming
  • Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming
  • Other responsibilities as required

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years' experience in community based educational program development, implementation, and evaluation and/or experience related in health, nutrition, human development, and personal finance
  • Experiences or leadership with taskforces and community coalitions or equivalents
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material
  • Strong communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in the workplace
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences and stakeholders  

Direct URL: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=10737&company=purdueuniv

 

Posted 6/14/2021

North Carolina State University

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)
Farm to School Outreach Extension Assistant 

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is seeking a Farm to School (F2S) Outreach Assistant. The F2S Outreach Assistant will support CEFS’ farm to school work, and also help coordinate and support the steering committee of the Farm to School Coalition of NC, including management of the F2SCNC website updates, social media accounts, weekly newsletter, and listserv.  

CEFS and the Farm to School Coalition of NC are multi-disciplinary and state-agency teams. The Farm to School Coalition of NC and CEFS both are committed to work through a Racial Equity lens and all work will be done with Racial Equity as a priority. By working with a Racial Equity lens we mean three things: 1) Acknowledge the presence of structures that shape life options and outcomes. 2) Analyze the impact of structures on a specific issue, condition, or population. 3) Develop structural strategies to interrupt inequities and improve outcomes and opportunities for all. 

This is a full-time 1 year position with potential renewal. This position will be a remote position until further notice due to COVID-19, and can stay remote or become an in-person position once CEFS staff return to the office on the NC State University campus (likely in July 2021). This position will provide an opportunity to gain rich experience in farm to school working with both state agency leads in farm to school as well as day to day practitioners and students.   

Position Description:

The primary purpose of this F2S Outreach Extension Assistant position is to

  • support relationship development and communications of the farm to school (f2s) Initiatives of CEFS and the Farm to School Coalition of NC, as well as 
  • partner in developing, designing, and implementing outreach programming that advances farm to school across NC. 

The F2S Outreach Extension Assistant will report to CEFS F2S Coordinator and support the coordination of the Farm to School Coalition of NC steering committee.  

The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • work with principal investigators and project leads on program development, outreach, implementation, data collection, and assessment;
  • coalition logistical support;
  • social media, listserv, website management and communications; and 
  • support on development of promotional, training, and educational resources.

Other

The Extension Local Foods Working group is developing an on-line course in farm to school with multiple modules, and the F2S Outreach Extension Assistant will be part of our farm to school working group to develop particular modules, based on expertise and interest.

  • helping team create content at planning sessions,
  • supporting connection of community partners with the film crew, and
  • work on final products with whole team and curriculum specialist.

Additional duties as assigned. 

Minimum Experience/Education – Master’s degree in Food Systems, Agriculture, Rural Development, Education, Nutrition, Dietetics,  or related fields, OR Bachelor’s degree in above disciplines with at least 3 years of related experience, possibly as an intern, apprentice, or early career position in related area.

Other Required Qualifications –

  • Knowledge of food systems and farm to school generally, the impacts of racial inequities and strategies for building Racial Equity in Food Systems/Farm to School.
  • Clear racial equity lens and ability to analyze impacts of programs and processes.
  • Knowledge of educational systems as well as farm to school challenges, needs, and key players.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent organizing, people, decision making, computer and social media skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience working independently as well as with multiple partners and on multiple projects, including a large state-level project.
  • Demonstrated success supporting pursuit of goals and outcomes.
  • Desire to learn and develop a network and skill sets in farm to school. 

Preferred Experience and Skills – The ideal candidate will have the following skills/attributes:

  • A passion for educational systems as well as farm to school challenges, needs, and key players in North Carolina.
  • Knowledgeable of food systems and farm to school generally, the impacts of racial inequities and strategies for building Racial Equity in Food Systems/Farm to School, and of the North Carolina context in particular. 

To apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/145263

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, political affiliation, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Please see the job posting for information about how to request disability-related accommodations during the application and interview process.

 

Posted 4/22/2021

NC State University

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

Essential responsibilities for the position include planning, marketing, conducting and evaluating educational programs in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for Catawba County.

Emphasis of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is on nutrition, food safety, health and wellness, food preservation, chronic disease reduction, and volunteer management. The position will conduct viable, proactive research-based educational programs in these areas primarily for adult audiences. The position will collaborate with Extension agents in the region on common educational program initiatives. All agents are expected to have a youth component in their programming.

There is a strong demand for food safety information from home audiences, non-profit organizations, churches, commercial food operations and the restaurant trade. The ability to obtain training in an approved food safety certification program is expected.

The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with the Extension staff, including livestock, local foods, 4-H, gardening and other initiatives and organizations as appropriate. One should possess a high degree of subject matter competence, and have the ability to work independently.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142890

 

Posted 4/19/2021

University of North Carolina - 2 Positions
Locations:  Polk County and Cherokee County

The agent in this position will provide leadership for the development, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of an effective educational program in family and consumer sciences, including the areas of foods, nutrition, and health. The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. Additional responsibilities will include recruiting and training Extension Master Food Volunteers providing leadership supervision and assistance as needed. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to multi-task with little supervision. 

The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with Extension staff and other organizations, possess a high degree of subject matter competence, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work independently. The individual should be comfortable speaking/making presentations to groups.
Conduct health and nutrition programming that has a meaningful impact on the people of Polk County.
Also:
  • Assist the 4H/youth agent with food and nutrition-related programming.
  • Be active in the community by joining health/nutrition-related boards to serve a broad audience.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and functional kitchen workspace
  • Seek out donations and conduct fundraisers to support the FCS program and overall Extension mission.

For full details and to apply, please visit the appropriate link below:

Cherokee County: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142848

Polk County: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142097

 

Posted 11/05/2020

Utah State University

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (Sevier County)

Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-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. Extension faculty have Sevier County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Sevier County Extension Office in Richfield, Utah. 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences
  • 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 county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

For full details on this position, and to apply, please visit:
https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3085/home-and-community-extension-assistant-associate-professor-or-professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor-(sevier-county)/job?mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360