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Educational Policy and Leadership, Assistant/Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Jun. 13, 2017
  • Educational Policy and Leadership, Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Organization and Leadership
    Education Policy
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Educational Policy and Leadership, Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Educational Policy and Leadership, Assistant/Associate Professor (Search #17219).

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. 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:

This position will require an individual who is well-versed in the scholarship of educational leadership and policy and who is willing to establish a center of excellence in the arena of educational policy. This individual will be expected to teach in the Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL) program and work with colleagues in the development of a doctoral program. The EPL program is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education in the College of Education. In addition, the selected candidate will be expected to advise, conduct research, seek and obtain external funding, and perform university and national/international service. Relative to the establishment of a center of excellence for educational policy, the individual will be expected to work with multiple departments and programs and forge relationships with state and national lawmakers and executive policy makers across a broad spectrum of P-20 educational issues.

This position requires: (a) an earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational policy, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university; (b) recent empirical scholarship in educational leadership and/or educational policy that evidences an applicant’s capacity to further develop or continue a research agenda; © evidence that indicates applicant’s capacity to secure external funding; and (d) prior leadership experience that indicates a trajectory to develop and maintain a center of excellence in educational policy.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of collaboration with individuals in other disciplines or work areas; experience working with legislative bodies, federal or state education agencies, and/or policy centers focused on educational issues.

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

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 21, 2017, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or

  • 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.

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