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 Churchill County Nevada location in Fallon, NV.

The primary role of the Extension Educator is to establish community-based education programming in agriculture, animal production, children, youth and families, horticulture, community development, natural resources, and health and nutrition. The duties of the position include assessing community needs, developing and implementing relevant educational programming, and documenting program outcomes and impacts. Since Churchill County is a hub of the local food movement and agriculture, the candidate will provide expertise in food production. This position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with the county government.  Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) facilitating collaboration within the community; 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) developing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 5) providing oversight and management of the Churchill County Extension Office and related resources; and 6) 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 and maintain solid working relationships.

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 production or other related degree programs.

Teaching Assistant Professor – Terminal Degree, degree in one of the following broad fields: Agriculture production or other related degree programs.

Assistant Professor – A Ph.D. degree in one of the following broad fields: Agriculture production or other related degree programs.

This position requires perform manual labor, lifting heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, driving long distance, working in inclement weather, working alone for extended periods and interacting collegially with small and large teams.
Schedule or Travel Requirements
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise or attend area and statewide Extension meetings

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years’ experience in community education programming

Experience in collaboration with the county government and community groups
Experience with fund acquisition

Experience with office and staff management
Compensation Grade

Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, non-tenure track

Assistant Professor, tenure-track

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. https://extension.unr.edu/churchill.aspx


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.