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The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its White Pine County Nevada location. This position is located in Ely, NV. This is a soft funded one-year contract; annual renewal is contingent upon funding. The primary role of this position is to establish community-based education programming focused upon identified local needs with an emphasis in natural resources. The position would coordinate community education programming in natural resources, children, youth and families, health and nutrition, community development and horticulture to the county through collaboration with other Extension colleagues and programs. Since White Pine County is a hub of natural resource experts and natural tourism, the candidate will have natural resources expertise to build and collaborate in these areas. The preferred candidates will have a natural resources background focused on arid land ecology and management (e.g., range management, wildlife management, ecohydrology, fire ecology and management, etc.), with knowledge of public land management issues and policy. The successful candidate assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 2) providing oversight and management of the White Pine County Extension Office and staff; and 3) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and develop and maintain solid working relationships.
The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire. If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.
Lecturer II - Master's degree in natural resources or other related degree program.
Teaching Assistant Professor - Terminal degree in natural resources or other related degree program.
Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds and work in inclement weather.
Work independently/alone and interact collegially with program teams, committees and community groups.
Must have a valid Nevada Driver's License within 30 days of employment
Schedule or travel requirements
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise and attend area and state-wide Extension meetings.
At least two years experience in community education programming
Experience in managing community-based projects, including budgets and volunteers
Experience in managing an office
Experience in collaboration with county government and community groups
Experience with fund development
Teaching Assistant Professor
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
Extension is a major unit of the University of Nevada, Reno and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. Extension uses peer-reviewed research to find solutions to community-based issues and needs within six broad legislatively mandated areas: Agriculture; Children, Youth and Families; Community Development; Health and Nutrition; Horticulture; and Natural Resources. The mission is to discover, develop and disseminate, preserve, and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic, and environmental well-being of people and their communities. Extension has offices in 15 of Nevada’s 17 counties with programs that span very large urban centers to isolated ranching and farming communities.