Lecturer or Assistant Professor, Extension Educator (Lincoln County, Nevada)

Lecturer or Assistant Professor, Extension Educator (Lincoln County, Nevada)


Extension, Lincoln - University of Nevada, Reno

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Job Description
The University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Extension Educator for its Lincoln County Nevada location. The selected candidate for this position will reside in the county area, preferably the town of Caliente, Nevada. The primary role of the Extension Educator in Lincoln County is to establish a non-formal (non-credit) community based education program focused upon identified needs. Extension educators use the breadth and depth of peer-reviewed research as the foundation of their education programming. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, conducts appropriate applied research (original or library) to address identified issues, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (e.g., peer-reviewed extension or journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media for program delivery, etc.); 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada Reno; 3) developing resources (e.g., grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed to address identified needs; 4) providing professional development to peers, internal and external collaborators, and one's-self; 5) providing oversight and management of the Lincoln County Extension Office; and 6) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. Furthermore, The Extension Educator manages the Lincoln County extension office and related resources, provides oversight of the county 4-H staff and program, and serves as the local university liaison with county government. While the focus of this position is educational programming in Lincoln County, Extension faculty also are available to provide their expertise throughout Nevada as situations warrant and time permits. The typical role statement for Extension Educators is 70% teaching, 25% scholarship, research and/or 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.

Required Qualification
Lecturer, Extension Educator, non-tenure track - Compensation Grade 0(II):
Master's degree in one of the following broad fields: Economics, Agriculture, Community Development, Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Natural Resource Management or other related degree programs.

Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, tenure-track - Compensation Grade II:
A Ph.D. degree in one of the following broad fields: Economics, Agriculture, Community Development, Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Natural Resource Management or other related degree programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work
Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, drive long distances and work in inclement weather
Work alone for extended periods and interact collegially with small and large teams
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise or attend area and state-wide Extension meetings

Preferred Qualifications
At least two years' experience in organizational development in a community education setting
Experience in collaboration with the county government in budgeting, program development, and evaluation
Experience in developing community collaborations and partnerships
Experience in youth development leadership relevant (similar) to oversight of a 4-H program
Experience in community education program development
Experience in program evaluation
Experience with community needs assessments
Experience with fund development
Ability to interpret and conduct statistical analysis

Compensation Grade
Lecturer, Extension Educator, non-tenure track - Comp Grade 0(II)
Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, tenure-track - Comp Grade II

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: UNR Benefits

Department Information
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is a major unit of the University of Nevada Reno, and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. UNCE 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; natural resources. The mission is to discover, develop, disseminate, preserve and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people and their communities.
Cooperative Extension has offices in 16 of Nevada's 17 counties with programs that span very large urban centers with over two million residents to isolated ranching and farming communities of several hundred or fewer inhabitants.

Contact Information for this Position
Eric Killian, Southern Area Director, killiane@unce.unr.edu
Susan Argento, Search Coordinator, argentos@unce.unr.edu


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)
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.

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

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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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