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Posted 8/14/2019

Family and Community Health Sciences Educator - Tenure Track Faculty Position

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County


The successful candidate will provide leadership and support to conduct a comprehensive Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Extension program for Cape May County residents . As a faculty member of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an FCHS Educator provides leadership for planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation of an applied, evidence ­ based, multi-method program with measurable impacts on the clientele and profession. Their outreach will assist professionals and consumers to make informed choices in the areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness and related current health issues. Their outreach will address the needs of a diverse countywide audience that spans economic levels, lifespan and culture within Cape May County. Attainment of external resources to support the program through grants, contracts and alternative funding streams will be expected as will collaboration with county agencies and organizations for implementation of educational programming. The successful candidate will be responsible for forming an Advisory Board that is representative of the county population to support programmatic efforts. They will be responsible for establishing a working relationship with Extension counterparts in and out of the county and will be expected to participate in appropriate departmental, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University and Cape May County administrative functions . The candidate will be expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will result in regional and/or national recognition. 

ACADEMIC RANK: County Agent III (Equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure Track, 12 months, 100% Extension appointment. 

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. 

BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual  leave  per  year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program and professional improvement opportunities. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's and Master's degrees required from accredited institutions in nutrition, family and consumer sciences, public health or related field. Three years minimum post-degree professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis preferred. Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communication to clientele are required. Supervisory or managerial experience as it relates to staff and volunteer management is preferred. The successful candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele. Computer proficiency is required. A valid driver's license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position. Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.

Posting Link:

Sherri M. Cirignano, MS, RD, LDN
Chair, Family and Community Health Sciences 88 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Posted 7/29/2019

University of Idaho seeking Research Faculty-Extension Specialist - Human Nutrition & Health

Location: Moscow
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $78,874.85 commensurate with experience and market
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho is currently seeking to hire an Extension Specialist and Researcher with expertise in human nutrition and health to join the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track position with 50% outreach and extension; 45% scholarship and creative activities; and 5% university service and leadership expectations. 

This Extension Specialist will provide evidence-based, nutrition-related educational programs that meet the needs of the department, general public, and state of Idaho. These Outreach and Extension activities would include translating up-to-date critical analysis of the emerging nutrition literature to regional and county Extension educators and the public, and debunking diet-and-nutrition-related myths and unsubstantiated claims found in traditional and social media. This individual will also conduct externally-funded human nutrition research particularly as it relates to basic and/or physiologic human nutrition and health. Funding for Extension and research programs will be obtained from internal and external competitive grants. 

The primary location of the position will be in Moscow, Idaho but considerable and sustained interaction with nutrition Extension faculty across the state will be required. The idyllic University of Idaho campus is co-located throughout the beautiful and rugged state of Idaho. The main campus is based in Moscow, a growing and lively community with all the benefits and opportunities typically available in a college town, such as excellent public and private schools, restaurants, and free public transportation as well as a plethora of diverse sports, world-class outdoor activities, and performing and visual arts offerings.

For full details on this position, and to apply, please visit:


Posted 07/23/2019

University of Central Arkansas

Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Science Education (tenure-track)

Full position information and more information available at:

Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The person selected for this position will be expected to teach, conduct research, and provide departmental and college service, as well as serve as a strong advocate for the program. This position will serve as the Program Director for FACS Education and includes academic advising, administrative work (e.g. related to the UCA Core Assessment, Departmental assessment, and CAEP) and interprofessional collaboration to maintain and extend program visibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate will possess teaching expertise that complements the strengths of existing faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the ability to conduct individual and collaborative research, establish and maintain a positive and collegial relationship with departmental colleagues, university offices, and serve as a role model for students.

Required Education and/or Experience

The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in Family & Consumer Sciences Education or related area. A completed doctorate is preferred, but ABD will be considered. Related work experience in FACS field and in higher education preferred.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Preference will be given to the candidate who, in addition to the requirements listed above, possesses the expertise and/or experience in teaching in one or more of the following areas: Curriculum Development, Methods of Teaching, and has a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)

Teaching license required
CFCS (Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences) preferred

Desired start date is 08/16/2020

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, CV, transcripts for master’s and doctoral degrees, teaching philosophy, research statement, and statement of ABD status from the major professor (if applicable). Applicant screening will begin on October 1, 2019.


Posted 07/15/2019

Extension Educational Director, Nutrition & Health and Associate Extension Professor or Extension Professor – Job ID:  29319
LOCATION:  Columbia
Job Code: 3848/3844
HEADQUARTERED:  University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

Position Overview

The University of Missouri (MU) is seeking an exceptional individual to bring innovative leadership to enhance the impact of the University in the lives of Missourians. This position provides day-to- day academic, administrative, and strategic leadership for the Nutrition & Health Extension unit and its affiliated faculty and staff. 

In keeping with the university’s land-grant mission, the Nutrition & Health Extension program focuses the resources of the University of Missouri toward addressing the critical needs identified by Missourians. The Nutrition & Health program brings together faculty and resources from schools and colleges across the University as a highly visible locus of expertise and scholarship of nutrition, health and physical activity. The mission of this program is to increase lifelong health of all with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations. Through research and evidence-based educational programs, faculty state wide strive to improve dietary quality, increase physical activity and promote lifelong health. 

This position is expected to catalyze a comprehensive strategy to secure additional resources from public and private sources to support Center programs and initiatives. Resource generation and fiscal management is achieved through coordination with, University Advancement, faculty, and other partners, with oversight by MU Extension and HES. 

This is a full-time, 12-month academic position with an administrative appointment. It is expected that the Director be eligible and approved for faculty appointment within the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology. The faculty appointment may be either a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor or a non- tenure track appointment at the rank of Extension Professor or Associate Extension Professor, depending upon University approval of qualifications and experience.


Commensurate with education and experience. This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please the Faculty and Staff Benefits website at 


Complete the brief online application at and submit a cover letter, list of 3-5 references, all academic transcripts and CV online at  It’s recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document.  

For questions regarding the online application process contact [email protected] or call 573.882.7976.  For technical problems with the online application process contact [email protected] or call 573.882.5000.  

For questions regarding this position, contact Steve Ball, search committee chair, at [email protected] or 573-882-2334.


Posted 07/09/2019

4-H Evaluation Coordinator, University of California 4-H
Youth Development Program
Academic Coordinator II, AP #19 - 04
Location Headquarters: State 4-H Office, University of California, Davis, CA

POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking an Academic Coordinator for 4-H Evaluation – 4-H Youth Development Program (Academic Coordinator II). The Academic Coordinator will provide evaluation leadership to University of California 4-H Youth Development Program (UC 4-H). Reporting to the Statewide 4-H Director, and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Research, Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialists, advisors, community education specialists, volunteers, and youth, the 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator develops and implements statewide evaluations to strengthen the program and document program outcomes and impacts. The 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator disseminates outcomes, impacts, and the public value of 4-H to a variety of audiences. The 4-H Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for providing overall leadership to build the capacity of academics and staff for program evaluation. The 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator connects their work to the latest advances in statistical methodology and evaluation research on non-formal youth development programs and curriculum and content delivery, and collaborates with program teams/workgroups, campus departments, county 4-H/Cooperative Extension offices, and state and community partners. The 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator represents UC 4-H on state, regional, and national committees.

This is not an academic career-track appointment. The position is 50% soft funded and the successful candidate will be required to seek extramural funding to help support the position. Performance in this position will be evaluated annually. The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two (2) years. The position will be extended based on performance and availability of funding.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR Academic Coordinator appointees are responsible for performance in the areas 1) coordination of academic programs, 2) professional competence and activity and 3) University and public service.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all academic members.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of an earned master's degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, with a background in a discipline related to program evaluation in youth development, human development, developmental psychology, education or a closely related field; Ability to manage a large statewide program evaluation strategy working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders to produce a successful implementation; Experience in large project evaluation management, including designing evaluations and measuring program outcomes and impacts; Experience in the development of measurement/evaluation tools and conducting psychometrics on measures; Experience conducting statistical analyses, including bivariate and multivariate analysis, multiple regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and other structural modeling techniques (e.g., longitudinal, multilevel); Experience with qualitative methods of data analysis such as coding videos and open-ended interview questions and presentation of qualitative data; Demonstrated ability to communicate outcomes, impacts, and public values to a variety of audiences (including legislators, funders, consumers, and other decision makers); Excellent oral/written communication skills, including the ability to develop and implement presentations, workshops, and training to diverse audiences; Knowledge of basic technologies, including word processing, e-mail, PowerPoint, the Internet, etc., as well as the educational use of computers, the Internet, and other distance learning techniques; Knowledge and experience with statistics software such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, or MPlus. 4-H Evaluation Coordinator, University of California 4-H Youth Development Program Academic Coordinator II, AP #19 - 04
AP #10-03

SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:

TO APPLY: applicants must submit the complete application packets via UC Recruit by visiting: no later than September 6, 2019. For questions regarding this position, please contact Tatiana Avoce at [email protected]

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Posted 07/08/2019

University of Wyoming Extension • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Position Title
Associate Director, UW Extension (UWE) and UW Extension Educator. Two positions may be filled from this search; both positions are located on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, Wyoming. Job number 19002477.

Level & Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This is an academic professional appointment. The applicant must be tenurable under academic professional extended term appointment criteria. Rank will be based on academic and professional experience.
Location Description

UW Campus – Laramie, Wyoming. Responsibilities are statewide. Laramie is a community of 32,000 residents nestled between two mountain ranges in the southeastern corner of Wyoming. Laramie is an attractive blend of western hospitality and the comfortable sophistication that comes from being home to a major university. University of Wyoming cultural programming provides the community with many cultural experiences throughout the year. Laramie is just two hours from a major international airport and key shopping centers. The nearby Medicine Bow National Forest provides quick access to outdoor recreation. The University of Wyoming Laramie Campus offers 80 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate academic programs through seven colleges and multiple interdisciplinary institutes and schools. The university offers distance degrees and programs as well as maintains the UW/Casper College Center and UW Extension offices in each of the state’s 23 counties and on the Wind River Reservation.

Nature & Purpose
One of two Associate Director positions, this position has primary leadership for and oversight of approximately half of the Extension areas in the state. The position reports to the Director of UW Extension and is a member of the director’s administrative leadership team. Though focused on field operations, the position carries key leadership responsibilities for the UW Extension system and the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Responsibilities of the Position
Approximately 70 percent of the appointment is allocated to provide leadership for and liaison to two or three of the five Extension areas comprising the field operations of the UWE. This includes supervision of the UWE employees in each of the assigned Extension areas. It also includes working with Extension area teams to create and provide Extension programming that meets citizens’ needs, and working closely with county coordinators to build effective and supportive relationships with county government and other partners.

Oversee and stimulate effective Extension programs appropriately spanning the breadth of Extension initiatives and addressing educational needs in each of the counties within the assigned Extension areas. Be conversant in all program initiatives to effectively guide individuals responsible for programming in each of the areas.

Approximately 20 percent of the appointment is directed to conduct state-level administrative duties as assigned by the director, provide leadership for special projects and committees, engage with other UW units to enhance service to Wyoming communities, and serve on regional and national USDA NIFA committees relevant to Wyoming’s Extension mission. 

Approximately 10 percent of the appointment is directed to provide administrative liaison to one or more of the state program initiative teams. Responsibilities also include assigned liaison to clientele and partner groups statewide


  • Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer
  • and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.
  • Extensive regional and state travel (including overnight stays) is required.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • Earned doctorate degree with at least one degree in a field of agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, education, youth development, or a related field relevant to Extension’s mission.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Extension or a similar educational organization.
  • Visionary leadership and demonstrated administrative ability.
  • Ability and interest in furthering an area-based Extension delivery system.
  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of the land-grant university system and Extension at all administrative levels and the ability to manage relationships between those levels.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and team member skills. 
  • Demonstrated teaching, facilitation, and mediation skills.
  • Computer proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and degree credentials which would add programmatic diversity to the Extension administrative team.
  • Extension field and/or specialist experience.
  • Experience and a demonstrated track record as an effective administrator or supervisor.
  • Experience and track record in receiving and addressing public input.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop external relationships inclusive of local community, government, influential stakeholders, and industry.

Required Application Materials

  • Completed online UW application
  • Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all college transcripts; (official transcripts required at time of hiring).
  • Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications
  • The University of Wyoming online employment application
  • can be found at

Posted 06/25/2019

University of Tennessee Extension is seeking a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent


  • Plan, execute and evaluate adult Family and Consumer Sciences educational programs.
  • Secure and train volunteer leaders and serve as an educational resource for the Family and Consumer Sciences programs within the county.
  • Meet with, advise and train leaders of organized Family and Consumer Sciences groups, including Family and Community Education Clubs.
  • Responsible to the County Extension Director and must keep current on the latest research information in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

For New Applicants:


  • Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is required.
  • A 2.7 cumulative GPA (BS degree on a 4-point scale) or an earned Master’s Degree is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a MS Degree, and/or work experience in a related field.
  • A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.

Please apply online by clicking this link: Apply for Extension Educator Positions
UT Extension Phone: (865) 974-7245
212 D Morgan Hall Fax: (865) 974-0882
Knoxville TN 37996-4525
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:

Tennessee Agent Transfer Requests:


  • Request for transfer/reassignment may be approved if applicant:
  • has normally been employed with Extension in their current location a minimum of eighteen (18) months;
  • has a performance rating of satisfactory or above for the previous eighteen (18) months; and
  • training appropriate for the assignment.
  • Attach a complete application package which includes a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.

Please complete an internal/transfer application online by clicking the link: Internal/transfer Application


Posted 6/21/2019

Extension Assistant/Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Utah


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available immediately. 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 Salt Lake county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the county Extension building in Salt Lake City, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences such as parenting and relationship education, family finance and housing education, family resiliency and self-sufficiency, life skills, health and wellness, mental health, nutrition, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, poverty reduction and/or food security initiatives, or similar. This estimated start date for this position is September 1, 2019. 

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

For more information and to apply:

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Cover Letter
2) Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile 

Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to type or paste it during your application. 

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

To apply:


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