University of Nevada, Reno Extension and Experiment Station are seeking a full-time tenure-track Nutrition Specialist at the Assistant Professor level to be located in Reno, Nevada. This faculty position will be 60% teaching, 35% research and 5% service. The position is funded by Extension (75%) and Experiment Station (25%) with the primary appointment residing with Extension. This position is located in the Washoe County Extension Office, Reno, NV. Travel throughout the state will commensurate with some statewide responsibilities
The faculty/Specialist will effectively integrate community-based Extension programming, applied research, and professional/community service efforts that serve to improve the nutritional health and reduce chronic disease risk among Nevadans. These efforts should reflect social determinants of health/nutrition; include policies, systems and environmental approaches; and address critical needs.
The primary focus of this position is to:
1) Identify priorities for community-based Extension nutrition programming in Washoe County and the state of Nevada.
2) Conduct population-based programming utilizing policies, systems and environmental approaches as well as direct education.
3) Develop culturally responsive approaches to program delivery for diverse audiences including under-represented and under-served populations.
4) Establish a successful record of research and scholarship by securing extramural funding and publishing applied research results in appropriate refereed journals.
5) Cultivate impactful collaborations with other colleagues including those within the Nevada System of Higher Education, and related public and NGO agencies.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
1) A doctoral degree in nutrition, public health, or other closely related field.
2) Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
3) Experience in community-based nutrition programming.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
A minimum of two years’ experience in population-based public health/nutrition programming in urban/suburban community settings.
Experience in assessing/determining community needs and assets.
Experience in developing community relationships with advocacy, citizen and coalition groups, stakeholders, university faculty, and other community groups.
Experience supervising and managing staff, managing budgets and administrative duties.
Experience in writing and publication of scholarly work.
Internal Number: R0118470
About University of Nevada, Reno Extension
University of Nevada, Reno Extension is a statewide unit within the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR). Our mission is to “discover, develop, disseminate, preserve and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people.” We have 17 offices and over 250 personnel delivering non-degree educational programs in the areas of agriculture, community development, health and nutrition, horticulture, personal and family development, and natural resources in both rural and urban communities in the State of Nevada.