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Position Description

Teaching Assistant Professor, Equine Science, Las Vegas




Extension, Clark – University of Nevada, Reno


The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:


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Job Description


The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track academic faculty position as the Teaching Assistant Professor, Equine Science. The position will be located in Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Teaching Assistant Professor, Equine Science use expert knowledge of horses to teach and/or mentor others in equine programs in a variety of settings and share knowledge of horse behavior, nutrition, health and training to novices who have no experience with horses to those who are very experienced with horses. The position will develop equine science curricula, work with 4-H horse clubs/program, work with private citizens and other groups. The position will also develop educational programs, evaluate participants and programs and help students’ or members’ familiarity with horses grow into career options or workforce opportunities.


This ideal candidate will also assist in policy making for horse owners and use of horses in an urban environment and could encompass a broader range of studies related to horses in agricultural contexts, including horse reproduction and breeding, horse diets, and healthy environments for horses.


The position will be funded for 3 years and renewable based on performance and availability of funds.


Lecturer Statement


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.


Required Qualifications


PhD in Equine Science or related discipline.


Demonstrated experience in the equine industry, including equine farm management, animal comfort, and well-being, and knowledge about maintaining a safe working environment around horses.


Demonstrated commitment to the principles and strength of diversity in people and programs as indicated by an ability to effectively relate to diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences.


Preferred Qualifications


Experience in population-based programming in urban community settings.


Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation.


Experience in assessing and determining community needs.


Experience in supervision of staff, managing budgets, and various administrative duties.


Experience in developing relationships and partnerships with a variety of community groups.


Experience in seeking extramural funding to support program efforts


Certification and Licensure


Valid Nevada State Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within six months


Successful fingerprinting / background check


Schedule and Travel Requirements


Variable work schedule


Frequent travel within assigned locations


Compensation Grade


Teaching Assistant Professor




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, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/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 who provide resources and help them identify career opportunities in Southern Nevada.


Department Information


Extension is an outreach arm of the University, funded by county, state, and federal dollars, that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University of Nevada, Reno to residents of southern Nevada. For more information, please visit the following site: https://extension.unr.edu/clark-main.aspx


Clark County Profile


Clark County, the largest county in Nevada and home to Las Vegas, is a land of contrasts. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire as well as the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam and the fast-paced Las Vegas Strip, one of the world’s premier tourist meccas. Clark County is bordered by California on the southwest, Arizona on the southeast, Utah on the northeast, Nye County on the west, and Lincoln County on the north. Clark County has five cities, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Mesquite, along with large unincorporated rural and urban areas.


Contact Information


For inquiries about the position, contact Search Chair Carla Millares Forno, mailto:cmillares@unr.edu or Damion Greaves, HR Representative, mailto:dgreaves@unr.edu





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)


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Attach the following attachments to your application


1) Resume/CV


2) Cover Letter; addressing required and preferred qualifications


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.


Posting Close Time


This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.


Posting Close Date



Note to Applicant


A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno


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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, 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, or religion.


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