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Posted 10/14/2019

University of Guam

Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III to Associate Professor/Extension Agent IV (Extension Family Life and Youth Development)

This position is a 12-month tenure-track Extension faculty position in Family Life and Youth Development within the University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach. The successful candidate’s primary role is designated as “Extension and Community Outreach”. In this role the faculty member will review past CE&O programs and accomplishments to conduct needs assessments to identify issues and factors affecting a broad spectrum of Family and Youth topics for the island and region. The successful candidate will use the findings and data to plan, develop, implement and evaluate Extension education programs in Family and Youth for Guam and the Western Pacific. These programs are conducted under 5-year federally approved Plans of Work (POW). As a tenure track Extension faculty member, the successful candidate must also be willing to support the teaching and research efforts of CNAS Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS) Division.

Additional Extension roles include working with and coordinating extension programs addressing Family and Youth issues that are in accordance with the Guam Extension Plan of Work and collaborating with existing programs like 4-H, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program, SNAP-Education, Preventive Health Project, and others. As a tenure track faculty, the successful candidate must meet the tenure requirements and develop a portfolio of accomplishments that reflect a minimum of 50% within the primary endeavor (Extension and Community Outreach), a minimum of 25% Creative Scholarly Activities or Research, and 15% University and Community Service during the first five years of the tenure track appointment. In addition, all tenure track faculty in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division are required to teach, at least, 3 contact hours per academic year in the Agriculture and Lifes Sciences Resident Instruction Program. A report of accomplishments and a Plan of Work is required to submit annually by each ALS faculty and reviewed by the Dean/Director of the College for approval.

The successful candidate will work under the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division as a member of the Cooperative Extension & Outreach team, and a representative of the University of Guam, to provide leadership support for Family and Youth issues and programs working across the various areas of Extension Plan of Work.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships among diverse groups and stakeholders to assess community needs and concerns around family life and youth issues.
  • Develop and implement science-based extension projects and programs to address the critical needs in family life and youth development, using various multi-media approaches.
  • Collaborate with other Extension faculty and staff, local community programs, and federal agencies to plan, coordinate, execute, and evaluate programs related to local and regional family and youth initiatives.
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations for extension program delivery driven by needs assessment findings and research.
  • Participate in University and College committees as well as community service and research endeavors.
  • Develop extension and research publications related to family and youth, such as professional refereed and nonrefereed articles, brochures, news articles and/or fact sheets.
  • Strongly encouraged to secure extramural grant funding that supports stakeholder and University needs.
  • Generate creative scholarly research literature and materials in support of Extension & Outreach programs and to broaden global knowledge.
  • Maintain close partnerships with local regulatory agencies.
  • Support the Resident Instruction’s Agriculture & Life Sciences program learning outcomes and overall track objectives including, but not limited to, teaching and/or developing courses and curriculum assessment.

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Posted 10/7/2019

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H – Millard County, Fillmore & Delta, Utah

Category                                                         Exempt
Fiscal Year or Academic Year                        FY
Full-time or Part-time                                     Full Time
Name of Requestor                                         Margie Memmott
Phone of Requestor                                         435-623-3470
Supervisor                                                      Margie Memmott
Location                                                          Millard Co.

Position Summary
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a non-tenure track 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 Millard county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at both county buildings in Delta and Fillmore, Utah.  We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences such as nutrition, wellness, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, parenting and relationship education, family finance and housing education, family self-sufficiency, life skills, poverty reduction and /or food security initiatives, or similar. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, healthy living, citizenship, Computer Science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).  The estimated start date for this position is December 1, 2019.  


  • Provide leadership to Extension activities, including 4-H
  • 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 and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

Skills and experience with:

  • Implementing applied research activities
  • Grant writing
  • Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers
  • Supervising part-time staff
  • Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences
  • Marketing and community engagement via Social media
  • Fostering positive relationships with related organizations/agencies
  • Fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

Department/College Highlights

Utah State University ( is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. 

Millard County specific information is available at:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences discipline or related area, OR a Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a related field is required
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs
  • Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member 
  • Must have a current driver's license, auto insurance, and access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with:

  • Program development and/or delivery related to Family and Consumer Sciences and/or poverty reduction/food security initiatives
  • Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth development activities
  • Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions

Posted 10/7/2019

SNAP-Ed Curriculum Development Extension Associate at North Carolina State University

The Curriculum Development Extension Associate position will be part of NC State University’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance-Education (SNAP-Ed) and an integral part of the Steps to Health program in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. In addition to working with faculty and staff at NC State, this position interfaces with statewide, county, and district Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers, as well as other state and community-based agency/organization professionals and volunteers.

This position will serve as a lead for maintaining all Steps to Health direct nutrition education materials and programs that are targeted toward limited resource audiences. The position will update, revise, and write educational materials that will reflect the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Additionally, this position will be responsible for training Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers on curricula, and to set expectations for program fidelity. The incumbent will also ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media are consistent with language reflecting positive messages about food and are culturally appropriate. The incumbent will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Steps to Health Program Coordinator.

Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a lead for maintenance of all Steps to Health direct nutrition education materials and programs.
  • Update, revise, and write educational materials that will reflect MyPlate nutritional messages and the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Collaborate with Extension Specialists on the grant to produce evidence-based materials for target population.
  • Work with the team to ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media reflect consistent messages to participants related to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media are consistent with language reflecting positive messages about food and are culturally appropriate.
  • Set expectations for program fidelity and what must be covered within the curriculum to achieve program impacts.
  • Stay informed of trends in instructional methods and educational technology, and introduce ideas for incorporating new technology into the curriculum.
  • Provide in-service training, program observations, and provide follow-up technical assistance for Steps to Health direct education programs.
  • Offer technical assistance for Steps to Health county projects to ensure accurate delivery of programs.
  • Assist with grant writing and submission.
  • Attend state and/or national conferences and meetings.

See the posting for further information:


Posted 09/26/2019

University of Georgia Extension

Extension Evaluation Specialist 

The Extension Evaluation Specialist is a faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) directly supporting Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia and is responsible for the evaluation of Extension programs throughout the state. CAES is one of the largest colleges of agriculture in the nation and supports a $73.7 billion agricultural industry, the largest sector of the economy in the state of Georgia. For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has provided free, reliable, research-based information to farmers and businesses and has taught life skills and lessons to millions of young people.

Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The position is a fiscal year (12 month) non-tenure track appointment. Assessment of rank on hire for Public Service appointees, please see Public Service and Outreach Appointment and Promotion Guidelines. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A comprehensive benefits package is included. 

Desired Qualifications

  1. A Master’s degree is required, but a terminal degree is strongly preferred.  The degree must be from an accredited university in agricultural and/or extension education, evaluation, adult education, human sciences, economics, behavioral, and social sciences, public policy, or closely related field.
  2. At least three years of Extension experience is highly desirable but not mandatory. Substantial knowledge and understanding of Extension organization, operation, philosophy, and objectives is preferred.
  3. Expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as research methodology. 

Position Responsibilities

  1. Works with appropriate county, district, and state Extension faculty to implement a comprehensive plan for evaluating Extension educational programs and activities across all three program areas (agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development)
  2. Develops evaluation strategies, assessment instruments, and impact reports for regular programming and funded projects
  3. Provides leadership in the development of longitudinal data collection regarding programmatic or system-wide impact over time
  4. Provides leadership in the development of accountability reports for state and national Extension stakeholders
  5. Provides leadership over the impact statement submission process including improvements to the current process, training of faculty for best practices, development of state and federal reports as needed, and communication of key impacts to stakeholders and funding agencies
  6. Develops and delivers training and serves as a resource to county, district, and state Extension personnel in the areas of program evaluation and accountability
  7. Develops educational materials and publications related to Extension program accountability and evaluation
  8. Works effectively with University of Georgia administrators, UGA Public Service Units, Fort Valley State University Extension, state and federal agency personnel, and industry clientele in addressing issues related to accountability, impact and public value
  9. Assumes other duties as directed by the Director of County Operations, Associate Dean for Extension, and Dean and Director of CAES 

To Apply: Applicants should include a current C.V./resume, cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications related to the position, and any other supporting materials to UGAJobs at: Include names and addresses of at least four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Additional inquires can be directed to Dr. Rochelle Sapp, Search Committee Chair, 979-571-3067, [email protected].   

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by September 25, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible and no later than January 1, 2020. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


Posted 9/20/2019

Michigan State University

Assistant Professor/Instructor 

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Development & Family Studies - Css 10038324
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union 

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is currently accepting applications for an Academic Year Fixed Term Instructor for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic school year at Michigan State University.  This position will include teaching courses that are for undergraduate students in person and hybrid/online around personal finance/financial literacy.  A Master's Degree is required for this teaching position. Instructional experience with varied course content, size, and format strongly recommended (e.g., the traditional classroom, online, workshops, one-on-one).

Duties:  Main responsibility includes teaching HDFS undergraduate courses around personal finance/financial literacy. This includes lesson planning and preparation, lecturing, multimedia presentation, grading, meeting with students one-on-one or in small group settings, multimodal communication with students, course assessment, and working closely with the undergraduate director to ensure course quality.

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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.

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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.


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