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Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator - Fallon
University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted Mar. 11, 2021
Title Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator - Fallon
University University of Nevada, Reno
Fallon, NV, United States
Department Cooperative Extension
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Agricultural Extension

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Churchill County location. This position will be located in Fallon, Nevada. The primary role of this position is to establish community-based education programs focused upon identified local needs in agriculture and youth. The employee will offer other Extension programs in community development, health and nutrition, natural resources and horticulture to the county through collaboration with 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) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements); 2) providing oversight and management of the Churchill County Extension Office; and 4) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position serves as the local university liaison with county government. The job requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.

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

Lecturer II – Master’s degree in one of the following broad fields: Agriculture, Youth Development, or other related degree program and two years of experience/oversight of a community development program.

Teaching Assistant Professor – Terminal degree in one of the following broad fields: Agriculture, Youth Development, or other related degree program and two years of experience/oversight of a community development program.

Schedule or travel requirements

Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds and work in inclement weather.
Work independently/alone and interact collegially with program teams, committees and community groups.
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise and attend area and state-wide Extension meetings.

Preferred Qualifications
At least two years’ experience in organizational development in a community education setting.

Experience in Program development, implementation and evaluation

Experience in developing community relationships with advocacy, citizen and coalition groups, stakeholders, university faculty, and other community groups.

Experience supervising staff, managing staff, managing budgets and administrative duties.

Experience using digital and social media related to community programming.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Record keeping and records management skills.

Compensation Grade

Lecturer II

Teaching Assistant Professor

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

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 that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

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.

Churchill County Profile

Churchill County is located in west-central Nevada. Fallon, the county seat, is located at the junction of Highways 50 and 95. Churchill County features Sand Mountain, Lahontan State Recreation Area and Lake, Naval Air Station, Fallon National Wildlife Refuge, Churchill Vineyards, Frey Ranch Distillery, and the Fallon Paiute and Shoshone Tribes. Fallon, is one of the primary agricultural regions in Nevada. Mountainous areas are present to the east, northwest, and southwest.

Contact Information

Holly Gatzke, Northern Area Director and Hiring Manager:

Leslie Lynn, Search Coordinator, application logistics:


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

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. The close date is required by the system.

Qualified 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.

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.

  • The University of Nevada, Reno, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Maria Doucettperry, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Continuing Education Building, Room 206, m/s 158, Reno, Nevada 89557-0158, Telephone: (775) 784-1547; Email:; to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

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Contact Information

  • Leslie Lynn
    Cooperative Extension
    University of Nevada, Reno
    4955 Energy Way
    Reno, NV 89502


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