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Posted 05/07/021

Iowa State University

Assistant Professor of Community Nutrition and Health

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and the College of Human Sciences, seek applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible, full-time, 12-month).  Position Responsibilities are 70% Extension and Outreach, 25% research, and 5% service. The faculty will foster education and outreach, and lead research programs in the priority areas of community nutrition and health promotion for the citizens of Iowa. 

Required minimum qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent in nutrition, public or community health, or related discipline. 

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Assistant-Professor-of-Community-Nutrition-and-Health_R4893

 

Posted 05/05/2021

University of Florida

Dean for Extension and Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service (73289)

Location: Gainesville

Description

The Dean and Director leads and administers statewide programs of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, a principal component of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

The roles and responsibilities of the Dean and Director are to:

  • Provide vision and dynamic leadership appropriate to the mission of a comprehensive land-grant institution to address the challenges and opportunities associated with Florida’s diverse food and agricultural systems, natural resources, and sensitive ecosystems; changing and expanding human population; ongoing urbanization; and globalization of markets for agriculture and other products.
  • Promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) initiatives for the recruitment, retention and development of faculty and staff.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary capacity with UF administrators and faculty; state and local leaders in agriculture, food, life sciences, and natural resources; industry, private organizations, and government agencies; and other institutions of higher education.
  • Maintain close working relationships with federal and state agency partners, and state and county governments, including oversight of MOUs with county governments.
  • Work cooperatively and serve as the primary liaison with Florida Sea Grant and the 1890 Extension Program at Florida A & M University.
  • Lead and manage all aspects of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, including fiscal responsibility, budget and salary management, and the hiring, placement, tenure, promotion, and permanent status of state and county faculty.
  • Work closely with the UF/IFAS Dean for Research, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), and the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Work collaboratively with other UF Deans.
  • Secure private endowments and increase extramural funding for Extension programs.
  • Participate as an active member of the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) and the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED).

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/86713

 

Posted 05/04/2021

New Mexico State University

Extension Family Consumer Science Agent/4H

The San Juan County Extension Office in Aztec New Mexico is hiring a 4-H Family & Consumer Science Agent.  We have an incredible strong 4-H program with nearly 400 4-H members, 20 clubs and over 100 community volunteers.  The 4-H Family and Consumer Science Agent works closely with our 4-H Agriculture/Livestock Agent, Adult Agriculture Agent, and Adult Family and Consumer Science Agent.  The SJC Office has strong support of our local government and community, a dedicated group of 4-H members and County Council Officers.  The Extension staff is partnering with the SJC Office, Soil and Water Conservation District and other local agencies to kicking off an exciting one of a kind farm and youth development area called Growing Forward Farm. There are endless opportunities for program development and implementation in our incredible community. 

An ideal candidate will have:

  • A Master’s Degree in Home Ec, FCS, Health Education, Nutrition, Childhood Development or a related field
    • Position may be under-filled with a candidate holding Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience in youth education and working with youth and community audiences
    • Experience in community development
    • Previous Extension experience 

The position closes on May 30, 2021.  For complete information and application visit the NMSU website 

To learn more about our programs at the San Juan County Office visit our website or contact the Northern District Director, Christina Turner for additional information call 505-471-4711 or email [email protected] 

Thank you for your interest in our program, and thank you for sharing this opportunity interested parties.

 

Posted 4/22/2021

NC State University

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

Essential responsibilities for the position include planning, marketing, conducting and evaluating educational programs in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for Catawba County.

Emphasis of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is on nutrition, food safety, health and wellness, food preservation, chronic disease reduction, and volunteer management. The position will conduct viable, proactive research-based educational programs in these areas primarily for adult audiences. The position will collaborate with Extension agents in the region on common educational program initiatives. All agents are expected to have a youth component in their programming.

There is a strong demand for food safety information from home audiences, non-profit organizations, churches, commercial food operations and the restaurant trade. The ability to obtain training in an approved food safety certification program is expected.

The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with the Extension staff, including livestock, local foods, 4-H, gardening and other initiatives and organizations as appropriate. One should possess a high degree of subject matter competence, and have the ability to work independently.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142890

 

Posted 04/21/2021

Utah State University Extension

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness, USU Extension (Carbon and Emery Counties)

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Carbon and Emery counties UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12- month/year, term appointment. 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. This faculty member will have Carbon and Emery counties, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Carbon County Extension building in Price, Utah. The initial focus of this position will be prevention of opioid misuse.

The faculty will join four other HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching) faculty located in counties across the state. The HEART Initiative focuses on current public health issues (e.g., opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises) in 9 counties and throughout Utah. To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: https://extension.usu.edu/heart  

The estimated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

For full details on this position and to apply, please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3581/professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor%2c-health-%26-wellness%2c-usu-extension-%28carbon-and-emery-counties%29/job

 

Posted 4/19/2021

University of North Carolina - 2 Positions
Locations:  Polk County and Cherokee County

The agent in this position will provide leadership for the development, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of an effective educational program in family and consumer sciences, including the areas of foods, nutrition, and health. The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. Additional responsibilities will include recruiting and training Extension Master Food Volunteers providing leadership supervision and assistance as needed. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to multi-task with little supervision. 

The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with Extension staff and other organizations, possess a high degree of subject matter competence, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work independently. The individual should be comfortable speaking/making presentations to groups.
Conduct health and nutrition programming that has a meaningful impact on the people of Polk County.
Also:
  • Assist the 4H/youth agent with food and nutrition-related programming.
  • Be active in the community by joining health/nutrition-related boards to serve a broad audience.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and functional kitchen workspace
  • Seek out donations and conduct fundraisers to support the FCS program and overall Extension mission.

For full details and to apply, please visit the appropriate link below:

Cherokee County: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142848

Polk County: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142097

 

Posted 4/19/2021

University of Florida

Extension Agent I or II – Family and Consumer Sciences and Food Systems (73172) - Located in Ocala, FL

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Marion County. We are looking for an individual with skills in human nutrition, healthy lifestyles, food safety; someone who understands the crossroads of food systems with health and well-being. “Food systems” in the context of this position includes access to local, safe, and healthy foods, resource management, sustainable living, and social, mental and physical well-being.

You will be responsible for a program that provides public education to individuals and families to adopt healthy eating habits and lifestyle behaviors that can prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer.

Food systems encompasses community food initiatives, community-supported agriculture, farm to consumer efforts, consumer education of communities, farmers markets, and agri-tourism. Your office will be located at the UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County Office in Ocala, FL.

For full details on this position, and to apply, please visit: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/86615

 

Posted 04/05/2021

Oregon State University

Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service

Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s land-grant research university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service (VPEE).

The Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement provides strategic and operational direction of the OSU Extension Service and university-wide leadership for community-engaged research and teaching. The Vice Provost engages statewide advisory groups and collaborates with deans and other relevant university leaders to identify issues to which university resources may be directed. As Director of the Extension Service, the Vice Provost works closely with OSU’s Office of Government Relations to build legislative relationships and advocacy for Extension’s biennial state budget and serves as the federally designated director of Smith-Lever capacity fund appropriations (see https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant).

The Vice Provost reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President, serves as a member of the Provost's Senior Leadership Team and the University Cabinet, and is an active participant in all aspects of institution-wide planning and policy development. The Vice Provost collaborates closely with the deans of Agricultural Science, Forestry, and Public Health and Human Sciences, while making use of an internal shared governance group to advise on matters of strategy, priorities, and budget. 

The next Vice Provost will join a Division on an upward trajectory. Working collaboratively, the Vice Provost will build on the Division’s success, continuing to raise the profile and influence of the Division which will, in turn, result in an even greater impact on the region, state, and nation. To fulfill this goal, the Division seeks a creative thinker who is comfortable operating beyond functional silos and who is excited by boundary-spanning opportunities within and outside of the university. Additionally, OSU seeks a collaborative and inspiring Vice Provost who will hold fast to the university’s core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility, while strategically leading the Division. 

How to Apply 

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Oregon State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. 

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Partner
Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant
E-mail: [email protected] 
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Posted 03/16/2021

University of Georgia

Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Food Safety and Preservation (75% Extension and 25% Research)  academic year appointment with 2 months summer salary as long as the appointment is 50% or greater in Extension in the Foods and Nutrition Department, College of Family and Consumer Sciences. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide leadership and training at the state, regional, and national level in the area of food safety and home food preservation
  • Revise and update specific Extension agent trainings
  • Provide leadership for county-based program planning, implementation and evaluation for county Extension agents conducting programing and applied research in home food preservation
  • Present annual ServSafe® training for Extension agents & recertification training required every 5 years
  • Updating programmatic materials for Extension agents to use in ServSafe® Food Handler Programs
  • Secure external funding as the PI to support the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP)
  • As director of the NCHFP, direct externally supported staff who will update the website content on a regular basis and expand capabilities to disseminate content digitally
  • Prepare new updated editions of the book “So Easy to Preserve” and other related publications and ensure that publications are marketed to generate funds which will provide program support
  • Prepare and present workshops and trainings at the state, regional and national level in food safety and home food preservation
  • Respond to questions from the public and professionals related to food safety associated with home food preservation
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, including College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciencs Food Science and Extension family and consumer sciences faculty and staff
  • Develop and secure external funding to support interdisciplinary research program in the area of applied food safety and home food preservation
  • Present research findings at national conferences and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals
  • Serve as major advisor for doctoral students and secure external funding to support PhD assistantships

For full details and to apply, please visit the posting at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/185795

 

Posted 03/04/2021

University of Arkansas System
County Ext. Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences

Summary of Job Duties:

The County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences provides leadership to the planning, implementation & evaluation of the county Family and Consumer Sciences educational program including supervising the Expand Food and Nutrition grant and program assistant and the Supplemental Nutrition Education program grant and program assistant. The emphasis areas are nutrition, health, financial literacy and family life.

For full details and to apply, visit: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Texarkana/County-Ext-Agent---Family-and-Consumer-Sciences_R0002403-1

 

Posted 2/15/2021

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

The FCS Extension Agent will be located in Brunswick County and will be responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive family and consumer sciences programs that meet the needs of the county’s limited resource population and align with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Programs include non-formal education and training in human development, resource management, and supplemental nutrition assistance with targeted audiences. The extension agent collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants. Program priorities in Brunswick County include childhood and adult obesity; chronic diseases with nutrition and lifestyle related risk factors (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular disease; cancer); decreasing the health disparities related to race/ethnicity, disability, and socioeconomic status; safe food handling and food preservation; food insecurity and management of food budgets.

For full details on this position and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncat.edu/postings/21791

 

Posted 11/05/2020

Utah State University

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (Sevier County)

Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. 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 Sevier County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Sevier County Extension Office in Richfield, Utah. 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities
  • 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 county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

For full details on this position, and to apply, please visit:
https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3085/home-and-community-extension-assistant-associate-professor-or-professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor-(sevier-county)/job?mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360