Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor – Anticipatory Intelligence



Job description

Requisition ID: 2022-5429

# of Openings: 1

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Category (Portal Searching): Faculty

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification: Faculty

Percent of Time or Hours per Week

College: Extension

Department: Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience, Plus Excellent Benefits

Utah State University (USU) Extension and the Center for Anticipatory Intelligence (CAI) are jointly seeking to hire a professional practice full-time faculty member with expertise in intelligence studies, disruptive emergent technologies, or security studies at the global, national, or organizational level. In addition to teaching campus courses and conducting research, Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for state communities. Extension faculty also serve as a liaison between local partners, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This position includes Extension, Teaching, and Research responsibilities.

An office will be provided on the USU Logan Campus. Utah State University’s main Logan campus is located in Cache County, located in the far northern part of Utah. Cache County’s north border abuts the south border of the state of Idaho. Cache County is a scenic mountain valley that offers numerous outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, and mountain biking.

The position requires knowledge of one or more of the following areas: intelligence studies, disruptive emergent technologies, or security studies at the global, national, or organizational level. A STEM background is preferred. We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.

Appointment opportunities include Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor. An MA or MS required, PhD preferred.

Position start date is September 1, 2022.


  • Teaching four courses within the Anticipatory Intelligence curriculum.
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
  • Work with on-campus specialists and the wider CAI community in developing applied research projects and program development and delivery to clientele.
  • Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.
  • Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
  • Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
  • Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and industry partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Masters degree, STEM preferred.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD, STEM preferred.
  • Skills and experience with implementing applied research.
  • Skills and experience in writing scholarly publications.
  • Skills and experience with grant writing.
  • Skills and experience with low income and under-served audiences.
  • Skills and experience with social media.
  • Skills and experience in developing undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience, Plus Excellent Benefits
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights
Utah State University ( is Utah’s Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties.

Utah State University’s Center for Anticipatory Intelligence represents a groundbreaking approach to university education and security thinking. CAI combines top-tier expertise in engineering, data science, life sciences, mathematics, ethics and philosophy, national security studies, geopolitics, and behavioral sciences to cross-train university students as well as government and business professionals with the skills and analytic sophistication necessary to anticipate and confront the complex, transformative, and existential challenges of the 21st century

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at [email protected].

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Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, [email protected], Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, [email protected]

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, [email protected]

*updated 04/18/2022


In its programs and activities, Utah State University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

USU Title IX Coordinator
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Director
[email protected]
Old Main Rm. 161

For further information on notice of non-discrimination:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
[email protected]

How to apply

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Teaching Philosophy
    • Research Statement
    • Cover Letter

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957. Throughout time, USU has remained true to its roots as an institution dedicated to the land and its people