The initial Distribution of Effort (DOE) is anticipated to be 80% Extension, 15%
teaching, and 5% service (DOE and assignments are subject to annual negotiation between the faculty
member and administration).
Primary responsibilities will include Extension program development, undergraduate/graduate instruction, program evaluation and training current and future Extension professionals. The faculty member will provide leadership to build Cooperative Extension's and the Department's capacity to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of educational programs in achieving desired results and to contribute to individual, community and organizational learning and performance improvement. Capacity building efforts will include initiatives such as conducting evaluation studies and assessments, supporting accountability and reporting functions, aligning organizational policies in support of evaluation, and teaching subject matter related to the scholarship of evaluation.
Additional expectations include:
Providing technical assistance to Extension colleagues in program design, logic model development, evaluation planning/design, & data collection
Developing & providing various professional development experiences, such as in-service trainings
Providing facilitative leadership to Extension program areas and academic departments with needs specific to evaluation
Assisting Extension program assistants, agents & specialists in developing success stories/impact statements, reports, grants & other proposals as needed
Creating, monitoring and updating programs/evaluation assessments to help strengthen county Plans of Work
Teaching one course annually in the Department of Community & Leadership Development in an area related to Research Design, Evaluation, and/or Extension Education
Advising graduate students in Community & Leadership Development
Communicate to internal and external audiences the impact/value of Cooperative Extension in Kentucky such as working closely with Extension marketing teams to articulate the impact of Extension
Collaborating with teams across program areas to develop and submit grant proposals
Assisting with and monitoring the accomplishments of strategic planning initiatives
Contributing to the Department's overall goals in scholarship, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
UK generously contributes to employees' retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://hr.uky.edu/insurance-and-retirement.
Applicant Documents Applicants will submit the following materials within the application:
Cover letter that summarizes how the applicant meets the qualifications of this position. (up to 2 pages)
Curriculum Vita including related education and professional work history (no page limit)
Specific Request 1 – Teaching philosophy (up to 1 page)
Specific Request 2 – Extension philosophy (up to 1 page)
Specific Request 3 – Examples of relevant publications or previous work (no page limit)
When prompted in the application, include the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Review of applications will begin 1/12/2024, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available 7/1/2024, and the start date is negotiable.
Questions should be directed to: Dr. Ken Jones, Search Chair Extension Professor Community and Leadership Development 711 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546
Tel: (859) 257-7193 email@example.com
The University of Kentucky and the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (M-G CAFE) are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment of mutual respect where all members of our community are able to fully engage, belong, and succeed. We support and welcome applicants of all identities such as but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, perspectives, beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, religious belief, age, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agricultural Science North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
The applicant must have an earned doctorate in a related social science discipline. (ABDs will be considered but the doctorate must be completed prior to appointment.)
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Demonstrated success in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research in several of the following areas: statistical analysis of data, survey design and development, expertise conducting interviews/focus groups/observations, strong analytical skills, experimental and quasi- experimental designs
Demonstrated success in evaluating community-based non-formal educational programs that reach diverse (racial, ethnic, limited resource, etc.) audiences and communities
Ability to teach and communicate ideas effectively (verbal, written and through educational technology)
Proficiency with new technologies for use in conducting evaluations
Expertise in working with and building the capacity of diverse and historically underrepresented groups
Knowledge of and experience with the Cooperative Extension Service, thus demonstrating a strong commitment to its core values of community, discovery, inclusiveness and relationship building
Understanding of the purpose/goals of the Land Grant mission
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills when working in an interdisciplinary team setting
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.