Lincoln University, located in Jefferson City, Missouri, is seeking highly motivated individuals to apply for a State Extension Specialist’s position for Human Nutrition and Health. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position full benefit-eligible faculty position in Cooperative Extension and is housed in the College of Agriculture, Environmental, and Human sciences. The incumbent will have the opportunity to conduct applied research if successful at securing extra-mural funding to support it.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will develop statewide, high-impact, nationally recognized, research-based educational programs in the areas of Human Nutrition and Health. The candidate will submit grant proposals and secure extramural funding to support their extension programs; publish in peer-reviewed journals; develop and disseminate research-based educational information through media including guide sheets, fact sheets, brochures, and articles; develop and deliver collaborative projects with faculty within the University and other institutions; and contribute to relevant professional societies. The incumbent will provide in-service education training and work as a team with other state specialists, extension educators, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) satellite office professionals and volunteers; and will also cultivate relationships with various community, state, and federal agencies, as well as the University of Missouri Extension.
Qualifications: Individuals are sought with a Ph.D. in an area of human nutrition and food science. However, a MS degree in human nutrition and foods or related area of food science will be considered. In addition, the successful candidate must be a Registered Dietitian and hold a current certificate from the American Dietetic Association. The applicants must have a minimum of two years of work experience with low-income, ethnically diverse, and underserved audiences in informal group settings; strong written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to produce educational materials for audiences with limited ability to read and write and secure extramural funding.
Preferred qualifications include: experience with conducting educational sessions via distance learning technologies; experience teaching and developing audience contacts through the use of social media; experience working in urban areas; documented success in securing non-federal extramural funding; and the ability to read, speak, and understand Spanish.
Internal Number: 1-331-NUHE
About Lincoln University Missouri
Lincoln University of Missouri is a historically black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive institution that provides excellent educational opportunities including theoretical and applied learning experiences to a diverse population within a nurturing, student-centered environment.Today, Lincoln University's role in the education of Missourians and others and its service to stakeholders throughout the state, the nation, and across the globe is well recognized. Lincoln University continues to serve the needs of its diverse student body through a tradition of offering innovative programs that makes the college experience special.