Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator

University of Nevada, Reno

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The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 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 Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving rese


The University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Northern Nye and Esmeralda County Nevada location in Tonopah. This position will reside in the Northern Nye County area, preferably the town of Tonopah, Nevada. The Extension Educator's primary role is to establish and build a community-wide 4-H Youth Development education program focused upon identified needs of children, youth and families. This would include recruitment, training, management and retainment of 4-H members and volunteers. The Educator would coordinate other program needs such as natural resources, health and nutrition, agriculture and horticulture programming in Northern Nye/Esmeralda county through collaboration with Specialists and other Extension programs. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) serving as the local university liaison with county government 2) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 3) providing oversight and management of the Northern Nye County Extension Office; and 4) 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 develop


Lecturer II - Master's degree in one of the following broad fields: Youth Development, Family Studies, Child Development, Community Development or other related degree programs and two years of experience/oversight of a 4-H youth Development program.

Teaching Assistant Professor - Terminal degree in one of the following broad fields: Youth Development, Family Studies, Child Development, Community Development or other related degree programs and two years of experience/oversight of a 4-H youth Development program.

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