#099-19 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/EXTENSION AGENT III TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/EXTENSION AGENT IV
Optimal submittal date is December 31, 2019 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)
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The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.
The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.
The Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) serves as Director of the UOG Cooperative Extension & Outreach (CE&O) and the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC). Faculty in CE&O and WPTRC are in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division. Within CE&O there are currently twelve (12) tenure track Extension faculty positions: one Family Life & Youth Development, two Community Development, one Nutrition, one Food Science, one 4-H, one Horticulture, one Entomology, two Agriculture Economics, one Animal Science, and one Plant Pathology, as well as extramurally funded full-time faculty and several Extension associates and assistants. The University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach (UOG-CE&O) enables the multicultural community of Guam to make informed decisions through non-formal education programs based on research and assessed local needs.
Character of Duties:
This position is a 12-month tenure-track Extension faculty position in Family Life and Youth Development within the University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach. The successful candidate’s primary role is designated as “Extension and Community Outreach”. In this role the faculty member will review past CE&O programs and accomplishments to conduct needs assessments to identify issues and factors affecting a broad spectrum of Family and Youth topics for the island and region. The successful candidate will use the findings and data to plan, develop, implement and evaluate Extension education programs in Family and Youth for Guam and the Western Pacific. These programs are conducted under 5-year federally approved Plans of Work (POW). As a tenure track Extension faculty member, the successful candidate must also be willing to support the teaching and research efforts of CNAS Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS) Division.
Additional Extension roles include working with and coordinating extension programs addressing Family and Youth issues that are in accordance with the Guam Extension Plan of Work and collaborating with existing programs like 4-H, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program, SNAP-Education, Preventive Health Project, and others. As a tenure track faculty, the successful candidate must meet the tenure requirements and develop a portfolio of accomplishments that reflect a minimum of 50% within the primary endeavor (Extension and Community Outreach), a minimum of 25% Creative Scholarly Activities or Research, and 15% University and Community Service during the first five years of the tenure track appointment. In addition, all tenure track faculty in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division are required to teach, at least, 3 contact hours per academic year in the Agriculture and Lifes Sciences Resident Instruction Program. A report of accomplishments and a Plan of Work is required to submit annually by each ALS faculty and reviewed by the Dean/Director of the College for approval.
The successful candidate will work under the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division as a member of the Cooperative Extension & Outreach team, and a representative of the University of Guam, to provide leadership support for Family and Youth issues and programs working across the various areas of Extension Plan of Work.
The successful candidate is expected to:
- Establish and maintain positive relationships among diverse groups and stakeholders to assess community needs and concerns around family life and youth issues.
- Develop and implement science-based extension projects and programs to address the critical needs in family life and youth development, using various multi-media approaches.
- Collaborate with other Extension faculty and staff, local community programs, and federal agencies to plan, coordinate, execute, and evaluate programs related to local and regional family and youth initiatives.
- Collaborate with community-based organizations for extension program delivery driven by needs assessment findings and research.
- Participate in University and College committees as well as community service and research endeavors.
- Develop extension and research publications related to family and youth, such as professional refereed and nonrefereed articles, brochures, news articles and/or fact sheets.
- Strongly encouraged to secure extramural grant funding that supports stakeholder and University needs.
- Generate creative scholarly research literature and materials in support of Extension & Outreach programs and to broaden global knowledge.
- Maintain close partnerships with local regulatory agencies.
- Support the Resident Instruction’s Agriculture & Life Sciences program learning outcomes and overall track objectives including, but not limited to, teaching and/or developing courses and curriculum assessment.
Minimum: 1) Earned PhD related to Family Life Sciences and/or Youth Development or closely related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent; 2) Has had experience working in Cooperative Extension or other non-formal instruction and/or related community outreach programs; 3) Demonstrated ability to secure and manage competitive grants; 4) Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, and collaborate effectively with students, colleagues and the community, both verbal and written; 5) Able and willing to work with people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and economic status; and 6) Must be willing to teach online.
Preferred: 1) Experience in undergraduate teaching and program development and willingness to teach courses in family life and youth development and/or other Agriculture and Life Sciences; 2) Knowledge and understanding in the U.S. land grant system and role of Cooperative Extension; 3) Additional trainer/educator certifications in family and youth development; 4) Experience in applied research, scholarly work and university service; 5) Demonstrates successful grant writing and management; 6) Three or more years’ experience in Cooperative Extension or Outreach Education in family life and youth development with communities, families and children; and 7) Knowledge of or experience in working with Pacific Island or other minority/multicultural populations. Experience working with online learning programs.
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Jian Yang, Chair, Extension Family Life and Youth Development Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.
Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.
Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.
The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).