Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) / Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Extension Educator – Yerington, NV (Lyon County)

Salary and Other Benefits

Compensation Grade Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, non-tenure track Assistant Professor, tenure-track Salary Schedules Total Compensation 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

Position Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is recruiting a full-time Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor (12-month, Non-Tenure Track) OR Assistant Professor (12-month, Tenure Track), Extension Educator for the Lyon County Extension Office located in Yerington, NV.

The primary role of the Extension Educator is to establish a community-based education program focused on community development, children, youth and families, horticulture/agriculture, natural resources, and health and nutrition.  Duties of the position include assessing community needs, developing and implementing relevant educational programming, and documenting program outcomes and impacts. Since Lyon County has growing and changing communities, the candidate will provide expertise in community development. This position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with the county government. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) facilitating collaboration within the community; 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) developing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 6) providing oversight and management of the Lyon County Extension Office and resources; and 7) 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 to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.

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/lyon.aspx

 

County Profile
Lyon County, Nevada has 2,024 square miles. The county seat is Yerington.  There are two incorporated cities in Lyon County, Fernley, and Yerington, as well as towns such as Dayton, Silver City, Silver Springs, Smith Valley CDP, and Stagecoach, to name a few of the many populated locations.  Fernley is the largest with 19, 863 persons.  Lyon County agriculture is diverse with alternative crops and traditional cattle and hay production. Almost 73 percent of the county is federal land, including 44 percent managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Major economic development projects such as the Tesla Gigafactory located in adjacent Storey County and the Nevada Cooper project in Southern Lyon County represent strategic economic development opportunities for this county and its local communities.  The County features three state parks, Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, Wilson Canyon and the Humbolt-Toiyabe Forest in South Lyon County which provide excellent outdoor opportunities for camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and sight-seeing.

 

Required Qualifications

Lecturer II - Master’s degree in one of the following broad fields: Community Development, Rural Sociology, Economics or other related degree program. Teaching Assistant Professor - Terminal Degree, degree in one of the following broad fields: Community Development, Rural Sociology, Economics or other related degree program. Assistant Professor - A Ph.D. degree in one of the following broad fields: Community Development, Rural Sociology, Economics or other related degree program. 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. 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 or attend area and statewide Extension meetings

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years’ experience in community education programming Experience in collaboration with the county government and community groups Experience with fund acquisition Experience with office and staff management

Other Requirements

Due to the current health and safety emergency declaration, anyone hired must receive a complete (and verified) COVID-19 vaccination series or an approved medical or religious waiver request as a term and condition of employment prior to any start date at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Application Instructions

Apply Online: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/Extension-Lyon---University-of-Nevada-Reno/Lecturer-II---Teaching-Assistant-Professor--Non-Tenure-Track----Assistant-Professor--Tenure-Track---Extension-Educator---Yerington--NV--Lyon-County-_R0127292-1

Equal Employer Statement(s)

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About University of Nevada, Reno

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.