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Posted 1/16/2019

Southwest Research-Extension Center
4500 E. Mary Street
Garden City, KS 67846-9132
620-276-8286
www.southwest.k-state.edu

Position Announcement

POSITION: Extension Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences (1.0 Extension), Assistant Professor or Regular Instructor, depending on academic degree.

LOCATION:         Southwest Area Research and Extension Center
                            4500 East Mary
                            Garden City, KS 67846-9132
                            (Could office anywhere within the SW Extension Region)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide visionary leadership to Extension Agents, Extension Boards, local Program Development Committees, and community leaders in analyzing situations, identifying needs, obtaining extramural funding and in developing educational programs for children, youth, adults, families and communities.
  • Provide leadership in expanding long-term, outcome-based Extension programming in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) in general, and in at least one area of expertise related to family development, child development or family resource management.
  • Assist extension agents in developing region-wide and/or multi-unit programs.
    • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other regional organizations and groups to help further the K-State Research and Extension mission.
  • Provide liaison between the county/district, regional, and state FCS staff of K-State Research and Extension to promote effective and efficient interaction.
  • Provide training opportunities for local K-State Research and Extension staff including:
    • evaluation of county/district and area FCS program effectiveness;
    • leadership development;
    • new agent orientation and training;
    • developing collaborations including resource development;
    • supporting county/district personnel in developing and carrying out personal professional improvement plans;
    • proactively ensure that potential clientele have equal access to programs without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
  • Actively participate in personal professional development growth opportunities.
  • Foster diversity and teamwork within K-State Research and Extension.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A master's degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter or closely related field.
  • Interest and training in family development, child development or family resource management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
  • Interest in working with people as individuals, groups, and co-workers to accomplish individual and/or group goals as evidenced by work experiences and community activities.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating educational programs.
  • Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications within the framework of Extension program development, delivery and management.
  • Familiarity with various ethnic and socio-economic audiences and commitment to working with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability in training professionals.
  • Demonstrated success in forming partnerships with organizations and agencies external to the University and K-State Research and Extension.
  • Ability to work with underserved audiences in a diverse and multicultural environment. 

Preferred:

  • Professional experience with Cooperative Extension.
  • Demonstrated success in extramural grant writing.
  • PhD in a FCS subject matter or closely related field.
  • Ability to speak Spanish. 

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard Kansas State University faculty benefits. (www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits). 

DATE AVAILABLE: This position is available on or after March 4, 2018.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins February 18, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, go to https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/careers/, select the “Faculty” button, under “Categories” (lower right side) select Family and Consumer Sciences, select this position announcement, then select “Apply Now” to create an account and upload application materials in pdf format.

Required application documents include a letter of interest, a statement of vision for this position, a resume, and graduate transcripts. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Ashlee Wood ([email protected]).

For additional information, access: Southwest Research-Extension Center - http://www.southwest.k-state.edu/ 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons (including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era).Background check required.

 

Posted 1/4/2019

Washington State University Extension Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties 4-H Youth Development Extension Specialist Position (full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position within the WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit.  The Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, reporting, and direction for the Chelan, Douglas, and Grant Counties 4-H Youth Development Program in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community.  This position will provide multi-cultural Extension programs.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with diverse populations and who are bilingual in English/Spanish.  

Required:  Earned Master’s degree in youth development, social sciences, human development, family and consumer sciences, volunteer development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application. Two years of demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers, adults, and youth, in the development, delivery, and management of youth programs. Ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal, and technology when relating to a variety of audiences.  Competency in using electronic outreach methods and equipment for extension and daily work activities. 

Preferred:  Ph.D.  in youth development, social sciences, human development, family and consumer sciences, volunteer development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application. Demonstrated ability in volunteer development i.e., recruitment, education, recognition, conflict management, and retention. Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents from varying socioeconomic and ethnic groups in education programs.  Demonstrated cultural competency skills and a commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in program outreach. Demonstrated record of achievement in scholarship that disseminates innovative approaches and methods in measurable program impacts and outcomes. Demonstrated record of extramural fund development, including the ability to write successful grant proposals and manage grant awards. Experience in leadership; conflict resolution; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of programs. Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making. Experience with non-formal education delivery methods, including youth and adult learning theory, experiential education, and needs assessments. Experience working with diverse populations. Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/42300 Applicants must include: 1) Cover letter describing how your experience meets the responsibilities and qualifications for the position; and your vision and goals for youth development ;2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Scanned copy of college transcripts; and 4) Contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of recommendations that address your qualifications relative to this position. Please contact Margaret Viebrock, Search Committee Chair, at (509) 745-8531, [email protected] for questions about this position.  EEO/AA/ADA.

 

Posted 12/20/2018

Washington State University Extension Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development Assistant Professor (full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position.  

The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, and direction of the Snohomish County 4-H Positive Youth Development program in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community.  

Required: Earned Master’s degree in youth development, social sciences, family and consumer sciences, human development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteer development, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application. Two years of experience working effectively with volunteers, adults and youth, in developing, delivering, and managing programs for youth. Documented experience in volunteer management i.e., recruitment, placement, education, recognition, conflict resolution, and retention. Ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal, and technology when relating to a variety of audiences.

Preferred: Ph.D. in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteer development, education, or closely related discipline. Demonstrated record of achievement in scholarship that disseminates innovative approaches and methods in measurable program impacts. Demonstrated record of extramural fund development, including the ability to write successful grant proposals and manage grant awards. Competency in using electronic outreach methods and equipment for extension and daily work activities. Experience in leadership; conflict resolution; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of programs. Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making. Demonstrated ability in conducting applied research involving positive youth development or volunteerism. Experience with 4-H delivery methods, including an understanding of youth and adult learning theory, experiential education and needs assessments. Language skills in non-English languages used in the counties (e.g., Spanish, Russian, etc.). Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents from varying socioeconomic and ethnic groups in education programs.  Demonstrated cultural competency skills and a commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in program reach for positive youth development.

Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/42225 Applicants must include: 1) Cover letter describing how your experience meets the responsibilities and qualifications for the position; and your vision and goals for youth development; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Scanned copy of college transcripts; and 4) Contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of recommendations that address your qualifications relative to this position. Please contact Daniel Teuteberg, Committee Chair, at 360.482.2934, [email protected]  for questions about this position.  EEO/AA/ADA.

 

Posted 12/13/2018

Assistant Professor of Family Studies, Child and Youth Developmen

Starting Date: August 15, 2019 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% extension and 35% research responsibility. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized applied research program related to family studies, child, and youth development and related behaviors. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. The research activities are expected to support a strong focus on extension and outreach in the same area. The tenure home of the position is the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education; however, the position is aligned with Penn State Extension's professional development program for early care and education and youth development professionals, Better Kid Care (https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare). The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with BKC staff, provide programmatic support based on his or her research expertise, evaluate outcomes of BKC programming, and conduct applied research in support of its mission. A Ph.D. in sociology, family studies, child/youth development, early childhood education, or related social science or human development field is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the University and community is required.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Candidates should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts. Questions can be directed to Dr. Ted Alter, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at [email protected]. Review of candidates will begin on January 18, 2019 and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1340841 

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Posted 12/3/2018

Professor and Head
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
Texas A&M University 

Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC). This will be a 9-month tenured position, with a substantial research appointment (25-50%), and an administrative stipend. The administrative stipend and two additional months of salary will be effective for as long the person holds the position of Department Head. 

The Professor and Head will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department and as an advocate for the disciplines that it represents. The Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station. The position provides leadership and support for numerous faculty initiatives, including enhancing and expanding undergraduate and graduate education; increasing contributions to knowledge and science through extramurally-funded research; fostering collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty; conducting extension and outreach programs; strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups; and promoting communication of science-based findings to inform public policy and private decision makers. 

Candidates for the Professor and Department Head position must have an earned doctorate and have a record of academic accomplishment that would qualify them for tenure. Candidates with ongoing active research programs, interest in continuing active scholarship, and experience in academic administration are encouraged to apply. They are to provide evidence of visionary leadership, innovative thinking, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students, representing them to University administrators, state and federal agencies, industry, and the public. A commitment to working cooperatively within a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of scholars and educators is essential. A record of success in securing grant funding and program support is also highly desired. 

An idealcandidate will have an internationally-recognized research program, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and extension/outreach, significant administrative experience and visionary leadership experience. The position requires a Ph.D. in social or behavioral sciences with a record of distinction in research, teaching, and service. 

ALEC is one of 14 academic departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Department has four bachelor’s, two master’s, and one doctoral degree programs with an approximate enrollment of 1,300 undergraduates and 150 graduate students. ALEC includes the Organizational Development Unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service supporting 500+ county Extension agents and 200 specialists in 250 county offices and 13 regional Research and Extension Centers statewide. For more information, see http://www.alec.tamu.edu/

Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of vision for the department, specifically addressing education, research, extension, and diversity and climate; 4) a research statement describing your research program and evidence of its impact; and 5) contact information for five references. Applications should be emailed to Search Advisory Committee Chair, Ben Wu, at [email protected]. Review of applications begins on January 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available to begin on June 1, 2019. 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Texas A&M University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information, visit https://employees.tamu.edu/ocrm/eeo or http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/Faculty-Work-Life

 


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