The Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The position is 55% Extension, 40% Teaching, 5% Service. The successful candidate will be an Extension specialist in food and nutrition security.
Provide programming with a focus on hunger solutions and food security through evidence-based research to Utah communities. Partner with Extension county faculty to implement, deliver, and evaluate targeted programming. Write grants to extend existing funding and to meet needs identified in communities. Develop and provide service-learning opportunities for USU students to extend the reach of programming efforts.
The successful candidate for this position will be expected to do the following:
* Develop programming targeting food and nutrition security efforts in Utah.
* Lead the implementation of the Utah Food Security Council, maintain excellent records, and facilitate programming.
* Build strong partnerships and promote engagement with federal, state, and local agencies working on food and nutrition security.
* Effectively write and manage grants targeting food and nutrition security efforts.
* Provide encouragement for grant writing with Extension and other USU faculty, fostering a culture of external financial support.
* Work cooperatively with the Both Extension and NDFS Department to recruit, promote and retain faculty and staff of the highest caliber to serve on the Hunger Solutions Institute (HSI) administrative team.
* Foster professional growth of faculty and staff.
* Support and facilitate Title IX principles and processes.
* Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* Foster innovation.
* Lead with integrity and transparency.
* Communicate openly and honestly
Teaching and service and responsibilities:
* Teach graduate-level courses for the 100% online Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, mentoring MPH students in their applied practice experiences and participating in service to the department, college, institution, and profession.
* PhD in public health, epidemiology, or related science
* Master of Public Health (MPH) and or three years of experience with community programming and or the Cooperative Extension system.
* Evidence of experience in grant writing, program planning, implementation, and evaluation in areas of public and community health.
* Evidence of teaching experience, particularly in higher education or in the field of public health.
* Demonstration of ability to advise graduate students.
* Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstration of supervisory and mentoring skills.
* Demonstration of ability to coordinate and evaluate projects involving multidisciplinary teams.
* Experience with curriculum development and grant writing.
* Experience in writing grants for programming.
* Experience in partnerships, collaboration and coordination efforts.
* Experience in evaluation formative, programmatic, and other evaluation to show impacts to both the state of Utah and Utah State University.
Please go to our website<https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/5523/assistant-professor/job> for more information. If you have questions, please contact me at mateja.savoie(a)usu.edu<mailto:email@example.com> or 435-797-5777.
[Utah State University]
Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
(she/her/hers) (say my name)<https://namedrop.io/matejasavoieroskos>
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Services
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Director
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences
Office: (435) 797-5777
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