Extension Educator- Community Development

University of Nevada, Reno Extension

About the organization

The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s historic land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 20,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory.


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.


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.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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.

This posting is open until filled.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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