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Posted 8/26/2019

Ohio State University Extension

Director, Learning and Organizational Development

Under the direction of the associate dean and director for Ohio State University Extension, the director of the newly developed Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) unit provides leadership for: 1) the training and development for Ohio State University Extension personnel, including the process of identifying personnel and customer learning priorities; 2) the process of program design and development, including needs assessment, and managing the systems needed to measure individual and organizational performance; and 3) developing statewide and national engagement strategies for internal and external audiences. The Director of Learning and Organizational Development is expected to work collaboratively and develop relationships with other Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) units, cross-campus partners, and external customers as appropriate to identify and support Extension priorities.

OSU Extension creates opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions. We serve citizens through our local outreach offices in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Learn more at

Essential Duties:

  • Leads the OSU Extension Learning and Organizational Development Team
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and vision to the Learning and Organizational Development unit staff
  • Collaborates with CFAES and other university partners for all learning and organizational development priorities
  • Actively engages in strategic planning within the organization and ensures implementation of strategies for which the Learning and Organizational Development unit has responsibility
  • Serves as an active member of the Extension Executive Cabinet and Extension Program Council
  • Plans and oversees unit budget and effectively manages resources
  • Actively participates within national organizations (e.g., Extension, SHRM, learning and organizational development organizations) to remain current with  best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to providing effective leadership to the LOD unit.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Provides overall supervision, conduct performance reviews, and support professional development of appropriate Learning and Organizational Development faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in organizational development, human resource development, business, agricultural and/or Extension education, education, or a related field. 5-10 years of experience leading and managing teams.

Desired Qualifications:
Leadership experience in a large decentralized organization or system. Experience or deep knowledge of the land grant university system. Documented experience in organization development, program development and evaluation, and impact reporting.

The successful candidate may request consideration for appointment to professorial rank in an academic department.

For more details and to apply, please visit: and search for job opening 452726.


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 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


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