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Posted 06/25/2018

University of Minnesota Extension
Center for Family Development
Position Description/Announcement

Title: Associate Dean, Center for Family Development
Location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
Initial Application Review: July 31, 2018, position will remain open until filled

The University of Minnesota is working to become one of the top three public research universities in the world within a decade. In order to meet this goal the University is currently engaged in a strategic transformation process. The University of Minnesota Extension is a University collegiate unit that partners with other University collegiate units to deliver research-based educational programs to the residents of Minnesota. Extension educational programs are organized and delivered through four centers, each led by an Associate Dean. These include: Family Development; Youth Development; Community Vitality; and Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. These Associate Deans provide leadership to Extension programs in their Centers, and work in collaboration on interdisciplinary programming.

The Associate Dean serves as leader for the Center for Family Development providing overall leadership for Extension education programs related to this area. The Extension Center for Family Development teaches families and those who serve families to make informed decisions leading to greater health, resilience and well-being. Family Development academic staff members work with Minnesota families as they face today’s challenges and opportunities. The University of Minnesota integrates the research, teaching, and outreach roles of its land grant mission. The Center is well positioned to work in partnership with Minnesota residents, which include our state’s many communities of color and American Indians, to strengthen families and the systems that affect them.

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Posted 5/10/2018

University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Science
Assistant Professor & Extension Housing/Community Development Specialist


The applicant must understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. The successful applicant must be an effective communicator, both orally and written and with diverse audiences, and must work successfully, both independently and within a team. All applicants must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates must demonstrate promise of moving toward excellence in service to Georgia citizens and their families, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional development activities, professional leadership, and/or service to the profession.

Knowledge of local and federal housing policies, affordable housing and community development tools, programs and practices is desired, especially as they pertain to the state of Georgia. The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda related to affordable housing, community development, local government, housing policy or land use. Experience writing grant proposals, familiarity with university grants and contracts, knowledge of IRB/Human Subjects procedures and policies, and the ability to manage many different projects and programs simultaneously is desired.

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Posted 5/07/2018

Utah State University Extension
 Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness, USU Extension
Department: Northern and Southern Regions
Requisition: F1800352

Would you like to make a difference in making Utah a healthier state? Join the HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research & Teaching) initiative. This position will provide leadership, implement and evaluate programming in Health & Wellness Extension efforts, and have an initial emphasis on addressing opiate misuse. This is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12-month appointment.  We are hiring for five positions, this posting is for four positions located at each of the Utah sites noted below.  Funding has been secured for four years with the intent of securing more permanent financial resources. Position begins July 1, 2018. 

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Posted 5/07/2018

Utah State University Extension
 Extension Assistant Professor position or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Pesticide Safety Education Program Faculty
Department: Northern Region
Requisition: E1800642

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Extension faculty position. Extension employees develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults.  Extension employees serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension employees have county, regional, and University responsibilities. This position will have statewide responsibilities for PSEP.  An office will be provided at the county extension building in Kaysville, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to pesticide safety and training as it relates to plant science, entomology, production agriculture, etc.

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Posted 5/02/2018

UW Extension Cooperative Extension
Human Development and Relationships Institute Director

The University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension is searching for a Director of the Human Development and Relationships Institute. The Director will provide organizational, cross-disciplinary and creative leadership for the new Human Development and Relationships Institute. This full-time role will be responsible for strategic, financial, and operational oversight of the institute’s programming, including parenting, child development, caregiving, healthy relationships & family dynamics, adult development & aging, and financial security & literacy. The Institute Director provides administrative leadership in all areas of institute operations, vision, program development, evaluation and implementation; external partnership development; development of financial resources and budgetary administration; and human resource development and administration. The director will support the institute’s contribution to scholarly applied research and knowledge exchange as part of delivering evidence-based education, outreach, and programming. Successful applicants will be considered for ranked faculty status, but this is not a requirement of the position.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in a related field, such as human development and family studies, psychology, social work, education, sociology, and consumer science with at least five years of work experience;
• Proven ability to maintain and develop successful relationships with partners across disciplines and geographies;
• Experience in planning and managing strategic initiatives;
• Demonstrated experience in programming and research related to human development, child and family well-being or consumer science in topics such as financial literacy and financial capability; parent, caregiver, community and organizational support to promote positive child outcomes, early childhood education, and adult development and aging.
• Proven ability to manage budgets and strategic initiatives;
• Significant successful supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring and training staff;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.


• Doctorate or Terminal degree in a related discipline;
• More than five years of supervisory experience involving multiple, full-time direct reports;
• Working knowledge of Cooperative Extension and land-grant institutions;
• Established track-record of building partnerships with people of cultural backgrounds different from one’s own;
• Proven ability to attract extramural funding.


For more information and an online application please go to our website. The online application, with all required documents, must be received by May 23, 2018. For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected] or Search Committee Chair, Prof. Stephen Small ([email protected]). For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.


Posted 5/02/2018

NC State University
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Extension Education and Community Engagement

Location: Raleigh, NC

Position Description:
This position will provide expertise in extension education and community engagement with agriculture, food, and environmental systems. It will build on current capacity in the department and will allow for the continuation of the undergraduate and graduate courses in extension education as well as the minor in extension education. The successful candidate will advise students in both the extension education and agricultural sciences majors.

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Posted 04/27/2018

Instructor (Family Studies & Human Services)

Job no: 503679

Position type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on campus and on-line courses as required for the CFP Board Registered Programs core curriculum in the Personal Financial Planning B.S., M.S., and graduate certificate programs. Teaching load will be 3 to 4 courses per semester. Course releases may be provided based on time dedicated to support structured student activities. Other responsibilities include providing service to the unit, college, and university. 

This is a one year, full time, 9-month term position.  Although not guaranteed, this position has the potential to be converted to a tenure-track position.

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