Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track)/Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Fallon, NV Job ID: R0141340 Position if Full Time/ Academic Faculty

Position Description

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is recruiting a statewide Livestock Specialist. This is a full-time, 12-month position, and will be hired at either the Lecturer, Teaching Assistant Professor, or Assistant Professor level, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. The Livestock Specialist will be located in the Churchill County office in Fallon, Nevada. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about helping Livestock producers, especially bovine and small ruminants, learn and improve their industry.

The primary role of the Livestock Specialist is to establish community-based education programming to better the livestock industry in Nevada. The position’s duties include assessing community needs, developing and implementing relevant educational programming, and documenting program impacts. Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) education will be part of the duties.

Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) education in the communities; 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) developing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements); and 4) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc). This position requires working effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and developing and maintaining solid working relationships. A benefit and joy of Extension work is engaging in improving communities and individuals’ lives in Nevada.


Churchill County Profile

Churchill County is located in west-central Nevada. Fallon, the county seat, is located at the junction of Highways 50 and 95. Churchill County features Sand Mountain, Lahontan State Recreation Area and Lake, Naval Air Station, Fallon National Wildlife Refuge, Churchill Vineyards, Frey Ranch Distillery, and the Fallon Paiute and Shoshone Tribes. Fallon is one of the primary agricultural regions in Nevada, including agriculture events and tourism. Mountainous areas are present to the east, northwest, and southwest. Fallon is only an hour’s drive from the city of Reno with its outdoor ventures and airport.

Department Information

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. https://extension.unr.edu/churchill.aspx


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications • Lecturer II – A Master’s degree, with either the BS or MS degree being in Animal Science or other related degree programs. • Teaching Assistant Professor – A Ph.D. in Animal Science or other related degree programs. • Assistant Professor – A Ph.D. in Animal Science or other related degree programs. **For applicants with a Ph.D., the determination of tenure track or non-tenure track is at the hiring manager’s discretion after discussing this with the applicant. This position requires performing manual labor, lifting heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, driving long distances, working in inclement weather, working alone for extended periods, and interacting collegially with small and large teams. A valid Class “C” driver’s license or higher operator’s license within 30 days of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of experience in community education programming. Experience with fund acquisition.

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 or attend area and statewide Extension meetings.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Application Instructions

Required Attachment(s) Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu. Attach the following attachments to your application 1) Resume/CV 2) Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three Professional References 4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying. All candidates must apply through the University of Nevada, Reno jobsite. https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/Extension-Churchill---University-of-Nevada-Reno/Livestock-Specialist--Extension---Lecturer-II-Teaching-Assistant-Professor--non-tenure-track--Assistant-Professor--tenure-track----Fallon--NV_R0141340-1

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 (“Very High Research”) university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best National Universities” and “Best National Public Universities.” It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times’ “Top Colleges for Economic Diversity.”

Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada’s first medical school – the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine – and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education – comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute –  the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that’s transforming Nevada’s communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement – all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit the University’s website.

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