University of Idaho

University of Idaho

Extension Faculty - Agriculture/Horticulture & 4-H - Power Co.

United States

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F001136P

Internal Posting? Recruitment Title Extension Faculty - Agriculture/Horticulture & 4-H - Power Co. Advertising Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Location Off Campus Location - American Falls, Idaho - Power County Primary Division/College College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Primary Unit Central District Employee Category Faculty Classification Group Title Extension Faculty Position Control Number 1164 Suffix 00 Contingency Code Not Applicable FTE


Contract Basis Fiscal Year Anticipated Contract Start Date 07/23/2023 FLSA Status Overtime Exempt Tenure Tracking Tenure Track Rank Negotiable (must be justified) Full Time/Part Time Full Time Extension Type Extension Educator/Professorial Administrative Appointment Type Not applicable Administrative Appointment End Date (if applicable)

Position Responsibilities

Position Summary

University of Idaho Extension's Central District is seeking applicants for a 12-month, tenured or tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor, Extension Educator, located in the Power County Extension Office in American Falls, Idaho. This position will be apportioned as 5% scholarship, 80% outreach and Extension, and 15% university service and leadership. The outreach and Extension portion will be approximately 35% agriculture, 35% horticulture, and 30% 4-H. The university service and leadership portion will include County Chair responsibilities. The Extension educator will provide leadership and have overall responsibility for a multifaceted Extension agriculture and horticulture program in Power County consistent with district performance expectations; College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Policies for Faculty Performance Expectations, Annual Performance Evaluations, and Promotion and Tenure Criteria; and in alignment with University of Idaho (UI) Extension and UI Strategic Plans. Working with clientele, various partners, and specialists to address issues and priority problems, the educator will plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report programming impacts. The educator will deliver programs in surrounding counties and be a member of at least one priority Extension Theme (PET) group, while contributing to state programs. The educator will develop collaborations with partners to leverage resources and/or facilitate solutions to local issues. The educator will promote UI Extension programs with clientele, elected officials, and community partners. The educator will facilitate the transfer of technology, research and knowledge from the university to local residents while contributing to scholarly literature. The educator will publish in high- quality peer reviewed (refereed) journals, Extension publications, present at professional conferences, and submit proposals and secure funding to support this work. They will report activity and impact of their programs in the annual reporting system and will write one UI Extension Impact Statement annually, after the first three years of employment. Professional service is expected, including but not limited to professional associations, reviews of Extension publications, journal manuscripts, grant proposals, and external promotion packets. The educator will participate in faculty meetings, Annual Conference and on committees at the community, district, college and/or university level. The educator will increase the awareness of UI, CALS and UI Extension among the people of Power County and the region and communicate the needs of local people to the University. The educator will help recruit students through personal and programmatic contacts and by maintaining up-to- date information on UI degree programs in the local office. The educator will remain relevant in their discipline by continued professional growth and will work in harmony with colleagues in the best interests of UI and the people it serves. The educator will ensure compliance with the UI policy on non- discrimination as stated in the University of Idaho Faculty Staff Handbook, Section 3060 and Power County Extension Affirmative Action and Americans with Disabilities Act plans. Programs will be delivered through classes, workshops, demonstrations, research projects, volunteer training sessions, and other methods as appropriate. The educator will promote University of Idaho Extension programs with clientele, elected officials, and other community partners through newsletters, websites, press releases, radio/television, and social media, etc. The educator will assist with 4-H activities throughout the year, including during the Power County Fair. As the administrative chair for the Power County Extension Office the educator will oversee the day-to-day operation of the county Extension office, supervise the Extension office staff, maintain a good working relationship with the commissioners, prepare and manage the county Extension budget and perform other chair duties as required.

Unit/Department Summary

University of Idaho Extension in Power County (

Contingency Description


Teaching & Advising 0% Scholarship & Creative Activity 5% Outreach & Extension 80% University Service & Leadership 15%


Minimum Education/Degree Required Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned Master's degree from an accredited institution in plant science, agronomy, soil science, agricultural economics, agribusiness, or other subject matter appropriate for agriculture Extension work, is required by the date of hire.
  • Experience and ability to organize and work collaboratively with individuals and organizations from a range of public and private perspectives, as well as diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience adapting research materials for effective written and oral presentations.
  • Experience with necessary competency in people related skills such as teaching, problem solving, communication, conflict management, relationship building, leadership development, and volunteer/partner recruitment.
  • Experience and ability to travel and adjust to a flexible work schedule (i.e. participate in evening and weekend programs/meetings, as well as overnight travel for work)
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in Extension and/or a Land Grant University.
  • At least three years of experience or demonstrated ability and skill in agronomy, horticulture, soil science, animal science, range science, agriculture, crop science, or farm management (relevant experience acquired within last five years preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to design innovative and effective educational programs in response to local needs; implement and market programs and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn agricultural water usage issues and laws.
  • Experience in grant application and administration.
  • Experience working in youth development programs.
  • Ability to communicate (orally and written) in Spanish.
  • Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead, mentor, and coach others.
  • Ability to work well in a team, provide effective leadership for Extension programming.
  • Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license or provide their own transportation.
  • Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move 50 lbs.
  • Posting Information

    Posting Date 05/11/2023

    Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applications received by June 11, 2023, will receive first consideration.

    Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.

    In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names & contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

    For questions, please contact:

    MJ Fisher University of Idaho Central District Director

    (208) 736-3600 [email protected]

    Applicant Resources https: // www. resources/careers/applicant-resources Background Check Statement

    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

    A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • List of References
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Qualification
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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    Job details


    Extension Faculty - Agriculture/Horticulture & 4-H - Power Co.


    University of Idaho


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Agricultural Science,Social Science

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