Archived Position Postings

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in community development planning. We are seeking a new colleague whose research and teaching engage with neighborhood change; community organizations; and the city, state, and national institutions and actors that shape neighborhood-level planning.  Position details and to apply.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is currently accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor-Leadership. The successful candidate will be housed in the Community, Professional & Economic Development unit and oversee internal and external leadership programs, including LeadAR. The full position description can be found online at

University of Minnesota:
Extension Educator - Leadership and Civic Engagement, Southern MN - Job Opening ID: 333072
Extension Educator – Community Economics and Tourism Brainerd -Job Opening ID: 332499
Extension Educator – Community Economics Marshall or Worthington -Job Opening ID: 332283
American Indian Leadership and Civic Engagement Liaison -Job Opening ID: 331356
Extension Educator - American Indian Leadership and Civic Engagement -Job Opening ID: 331355

North Dakota State University accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of AGriculture.  In addition to the VP role, the newly created position will also encompass the leadership of the ND Agricultural Experiment Station; NDSU Extension; and the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. A full description of this exciting opportunity can be found at Nominations and confidential inquiries can be directed to Jane Schuh, Search Committee co-Chair at

Kansas State University, Associate Director for Extension Programs. .
Provides programmatic leadership to the core areas of extension programs. Working with an associate program leader and program leader coordinators (PLCs) in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality, and youth development, the Associate Director for Extension Programs, identifies cross program and trans-disciplinary needs and priorities, writes grants and programmatic proposals, develops implementation plans, delivers training, and supports evaluation and impact reporting. The Associate Director for Extension Programs also directly or co-supervises all specialists not associated with a campus department. In addition, collaborates with stakeholders at Kansas State University, across Kansas, and nationally to address the grand challenges of Kansas.  For complete details/description and to apply. (Open until filled)

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality is hiring for two new positions. 
While the focus of each position varies, the collective objective of these new Leadership and Civic Engagement positions is to work with tribal leaders and economic development stakeholders to facilitate, implement and teach in areas that support key economic development goals in collaboration with Tribal Economic Development Partnerships and Tribal communities. These positions will partner with native nations to identify priority economic development issues and opportunities; coordinate, co-design and deliver economic development education and technical assistance to all tribes that request assistance; co-design a plan for civic engagement to enhance economic resiliency, and other efforts that will expand inter-tribal work in economic development. This is a multi-year project that aims to set the stage for continued engagement.
     Extension Educator - American Indian Leadership and Civic Engagement
     American Indian Leadership and Civic Engagement Liaison      

University of Illinois Associate Research Scientist, Emerging Contaminants. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and the Illinois State Water Survey are seeking an Associate Research Scientist, Emerging Contaminants to plan, conduct, supervise, and formulate collaborations on research on inorganic and organic contaminants, especially focusing on emerging contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals and personal care products, per- and poly-fluorinated chemicals, agriculture chemicals (P and N), microplastics, and other contaminants including lead) and excessive nutrients in groundwater, surface water, and wastewater. Application deadline is June 15. 2019. Details and to apply.

University of Minnesota - Extension Educator, Leadership & Civic Engagement. PostWork with a team of educators and engaged community members to co-create and deliver culturally relevant leadership and engagement programming for culturally diverse and underserved groups. Our goal is to support success for leadership and civic engagement in culturally diverse communities while embedding and uplifting emerging leaders’ cultural practices. Develop and maintain effective working relationships and equitable partnerships with community organizations, groups and potential partners. Together, collaborative efforts will enhance the development and delivery of leadership and civic engagement educational programs in associated communities. Complete details and to apply.

University of Missouri, Assistant Extension Professor: 
The Division of Applied Social Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, seeks to recruit a faculty member with experience and interest in regional or community economic development. The incumbent will engage with MU’s Business and Communities Extension Program and build effective working relationships with others across campus and the state to help support an integrated approach to community economic development in Missouri. For complete details and to apply.