Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Department: 111401 – Agricultural and Human Sciences

Location: Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

This is a 12-month tenure track position in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University, at the level of Assistant Professor. The position’s effort will be 50% Academic Programs and 50% Extension.

As an Assistant Professor, the position will be expected to develop new courses and teach current graduate level courses in Youth, Family and Community Sciences using distance education technologies. Duties of this role include:

  • Teach at least 6 distance graduate courses every 2 years, including (but not limited to) YFCS 502: Theories in Youth, Family, and Community Science; YFCS 552: Program Development in Youth and Family Settings; and YFCS 553: Applied Concepts Youth Development.
  • Advise YFCS MR and MS degree students.
  • Coordinate Youth Development and Leadership Certificate Program.
  • Serve on departmental, College, and University committees, as appropriate.

As an Extension Specialist, the position will work with county extension agents, state extension staff, and stakeholders on positive youth development programming. The position will collaborate with youth programs at the college and university level, while conducting research related to positive youth development. The position is expected to secure external funding for research and development activities. Other essential duties of this role include:

  • Provide leadership on Positive Youth Development programming and serve as a specialist on diversity and inclusion in Cooperative Extension programming.
  • Conduct applied research and develop Extension educational materials related to the effective and efficient integration of relevant emerging educational and communication technologies (e.g., social media, GPS, geocaching, virtual 4-H camps and clubs, etc.) into Extension educational programs for Extension youth (i.e., 4-H members, teen 4-H volunteers, etc.) and adult (i.e., adult 4-H and FCS volunteers, families, 4-H and FCS professionals, etc.) audiences.
  • Teach at appropriate state 4-H in-service training’s for county 4-H professionals (e.g., Youth and Family Institutes, County 4-H Program Updates, etc.) as well as youth development partnering organizations.
  • Service to appropriate professional organizations.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills for graduate students and lay and professional audiences.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, team building, problem-solving ability, networking skills, and ability to work with diverse groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of successful professional experience and demonstration of an understanding of the land grant university mission.
  • Experience in creating and evaluating positive youth development programs and experience in working with diverse youth and creating inclusive environments.
  • Demonstrated grant writing skills, and familiarity with electronic media and distance-education.

Required license or certification:

  • A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Position Number: 00062979

How to apply

Apply online

AA/EEO Statement:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Since the day of its creation – March 7, 1887 – NC State has been moving forward. It moved forward in 1889, when the first class of 72 students enrolled. A clear mission propelled the land-grant college: to open the doors of higher education to all of North Carolina, and to transform the state by developing and dispersing an understanding of agricultural and mechanical sciences.