Posting Summary: The Human Sciences Department of College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University invites applicants for a tenure-track 12-month Assistant/Associate Professor position in one of the following areas: family studies/sciences, nutrition education or family resource management/consumer education (.50 FTE) with additional responsibility as the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Extension Program Leader (.50 FTE). The position is 100% Extension. As program leader this person will be responsible for leading and coordinating all Tennessee State University (TSU) Extension FCS programs. The position is responsible for the following:
Associate/Full Professor in one of the aforementioned areas (.50 FTE)
Design, implement, evaluate and report on all TSU FCS Extension programming. The FCS programing areas include topics such as: parent and child relationships/interactions within urban and rural families; family and youth resiliency; marital and couple relationships and family dynamics, nutrition and physical activity across the lifespan, or financial planning for families.
Collaborate with federal, state, and county agencies to form partnerships to broaden programming within the state of Tennessee. Develop relationships within communities to assist with building partnerships in diverse communities with a focus in underserved communities.
Record of generating peer-reviewed scholarly publications, and other appropriate research and/or extension educational materials (traditional and social media based) required.
Record of securing relevant significant external research, extension or education grants in the area of family and consumer sciences. Ability to interpret research and communicate to public and lay audiences.
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program Leader (.50 FTE): Provide programming leadership to the family and consumer sciences extension agents and extension specialist/faculty.
The initial appointment as the FCS Program Leader is for three years and is renewable based on meritorious performance.
Work closely with department head of HS, associate dean for extension and other extension program leaders to develop strategic plans for developing, implementing evaluating and reporting extension programs with focus in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Work collaboratively with the University of Tennessee (UT) Extension assistant/associate deans especially in HS and other areas of extension programming.
Other Requirements: Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to use and adapt multiple computer and distance learning technologies. Obtain external funding for extension programming required.
Collaborate with agriculture, 4-H and community development programs within the college as well as our partners within the southern region and other extension programs within the land grant system.
Perform other departmental and college related duties as assigned. Ability and willingness to travel (must have a valid driver's license).
Internal Number: 220_56954
About Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently serving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.