Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Education, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, College of Education [R0125065]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


UNLV College of Education seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track, 9-month position, starting spring 2022 with potential opportunities for paid summer teaching. The selected candidate will primarily teach in the First-Year and Second-Year Seminar program in the UNLV College of Education. We seek a colleague that has a proven track record of excellent undergraduate level teaching with expertise in the following areas: student success and retention, students in transition (e.g., transitioning from high school into college), and working with diverse student populations including first-generation college students. In addition, we seek a colleague with experience mentoring instructors and undergraduate students. We seek a colleague who is student-centered and is committed to promoting and supporting a culture of social justice, equity, and inclusion. Duties include teaching a 4/4 load, service and mentorship activities associated with the program, and service on Department and College committees.


This position requires a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, Higher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, English Composition, and/or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Preferred: Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, program administration, and college and university service. Experience and knowledge working with diverse student populations, working with students in transition from high school to college, expertise in student success and retention, and supervising and/or mentoring instructors and undergraduate students.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLY AND LEARN MORE at the full position announcement, here.