The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University (USU) seeks an Assistant Professor to serve as an Extension Specialist. The position will be housed on the USU Logan Campus and includes statewide responsibilities. This 12-month, tenure-track, full-time benefited position begins July 1, 2024. We seek applicants with research and teaching expertise in physical activity and mental health. Scientists with an academic background in kinesiology, public health, psychology, human development, or other relevant fields are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates who can support the state of Utah in addressing youth mental health and wellness, teen suicide prevention, and related public health needs tied to emotional and social health. Expectations for this position include a 65% role assignment in Extension to develop and extend statewide outreach education and applied research, and coordinate programs with Extension county faculty. There is also a 30% teaching role assignment and a 5% role assignment in service.

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