Lecturer II or Assistant Professor, Extension – Lander County

University of Nevada, Reno Extension
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University of Nevada, Reno Extension

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Lecturer II, non-tenure track or an Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, tenure-track for its Lander County Nevada location. This position will reside in Battle Mountain, NV.

The primary role of this position is to establish a non-formal (non-credit) community-based education program focused upon identified local needs in Agriculture/Natural Resources (ranching), Community Development, Children, Youth and Families, Health and Nutrition, and Horticulture. Extension Educators use peer-reviewed research as the foundation of their educational programming. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) creating appropriate community-based research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) providing oversight and management of the Lander County Extension Office; and 6) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with county government. The typical role statement for Extension Educators is 70% teaching, 25% scholarship, research and creativity, and 5% service (community, college, university, and professional societies). This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.


Required Qualifications

Lecturer II, Extension Educator, non-tenure track

Master’s degree is required in one of the following broad fields: Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Community Development, Economic Development or other related degree programs.

Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, tenure-track

A Ph.D. degree is required in one of the following broad fields: Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Community Development, Economic Development or other related degree programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work
  • Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, drive long distances and work in inclement weather
  • Work alone for extended periods and interact collegially with small and large teams
  • Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise or attend area and state-wide Extension meetings

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience in organizational development in a community education setting
  • Experience in collaboration with the county government in budgeting, program development, and evaluation
  • Experience in developing community collaborations and partnerships
  • Experience in youth development leadership relevant (similar) to oversight of a 4-H program
  • Experience in community education program development
  • Experience in program evaluation
  • Experience with community needs assessments
  • Experience with fund development
  • Ability to interpret and conduct statistical analysis
Organization Summary

The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
United States

Application Deadline
Open until filled