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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.