The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology foundations and/or Learning Sciences, UNLV Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences [R0111369]


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


The Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas seeks a tenure-track faculty to join the Educational Psychology program and/or the Learning Sciences program at the rank of Assistant professor. The individual hired will represent expertise and skills outlined in the qualifications section of this announcement. The individual hired will be expected to teach graduate level courses in their areas of expertise/specialization. The individual hired will also be expected to teach existing courses in quantitative methods, intermediate and advanced statistics, cognition and learning, or self-regulated learning. In addition, the selected candidate will be expected to advise students, conduct research and publish in scholarly journals, seek and obtain external funding, and perform university and national/international service. We are particularly interested in individuals who will contribute to the University’s developing campus-wide initiatives surrounding the application of learning analytics to improve college student success.


The position requires an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, the Learning Sciences, Educational Statistics, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with research programs in one or more of the following areas: (a) learning analytics; (b) advanced quantitative statistical modeling or other areas of educational statistics; or (c) cognition and learning, technology, metacognition, self-regulated learning, or motivation. Experience working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields or conducting research on success in STEM is desirable. Additional desirable qualifications include strong quantitative skills applied to working with large databases and/or the design of online or face-to-face learning environments that are responsive to learner needs. A history of successful collaborative partnerships related to the application of foundational knowledge to improve educational systems or interest in contributing to applied partnerships is desired. Applicants should demonstrate a successful record of publication in top journals in their respective fields. A record of securing extramural grant funding is desirable.

Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


Those interested will find the full position profile and application instructions here.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.