Rangelands

Extension Educator, White Pine County – Ely, Nevada (Natural Resources Emphasis)

University of Nevada, Reno Extension

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is recruiting an Extension Educator for its White Pine County, Nevada location. This full-time, 12-month position will be filled at the rank of Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) OR Assistant Professor (Tenure Track). This position is located in Ely, NV.

The person in this position will join a diverse team of Extension Faculty members including other county Extension Educators and Extension Specialists.  Extension Educators in the counties closest to and surrounding White Pine County address youth development, human development, prevention of domestic violence, organizational strategic planning, health and wellness, community development, educational technology, rangeland ecology and management, sustainable livestock grazing management, soil health/development, crop production with limited water and animal science.  The Extension system at UNR also includes numerous specialists who collectively cover a broad range of subject areas.

The primary role of this position is to establish community-based educational programming focused on identified local needs with an emphasis in natural resources. Nevada is the nation’s most arid state and is dominated by public land administered by the Federal Government. The preferred candidates will have a strong natural resources background focused on arid land ecology and management (e.g., range management, wildlife management, ecohydrology, fire ecology and management, etc.), with knowledge of public land management issues and policy. White Pine County, like much of Nevada, is an exciting place for Extension Educators and Specialists to address natural resource topics on both public and private lands. In addition to the natural resources focus, the successful candidate will coordinate local community educational programming in children, youth and families, health and nutrition, community development and horticulture through collaboration with other Extension colleagues and programs. The individual in this position will assess community needs, develop and implement relevant educational programming, and document program outcomes and impacts.  Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 2) providing oversight and management of the White Pine County Extension Office and staff, which includes serving as a liaison between the University and White Pine County; and 3) dealing with all internal and external audiences demonstrating the highest level of professionalism to ensure proactive communication. This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests, and to develop and maintain solid working relationships.

Required Qualifications

  • Lecturer II (non-tenure track) – A Master’s degree, with either the BS or MS degree being in range management, wildlife management, ecohydrology, fire ecology and management, or a similar program.

  • Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) – A Ph.D. in a field that supports the position’s focus in Natural Resource management, with at least one degree in range management, wildlife management, ecohydrology, fire ecology and management, or a similar program.

  • Assistant Professor (tenure track) – A Ph.D. in a field that supports the position’s focus in Natural Resources management, with at least one degree in range management, wildlife management, ecohydrology, fire ecology and management, or a similar program.

**For applicants with a Ph.D., the determination of tenure track or non-tenure track is at the hiring manager’s discretion after discussing this with the applicant.

Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds and work in inclement weather.

Work independently/alone including in remote rural and field locations and interact collegially with program teams, committees and community groups.

A valid driver’s license or higher operator’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) including proficiency with the English language