The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Early Childhood Education, Assistant Professor, College of Education [17176].


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 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 enhancing efforts to attract and retain 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.


Seeking a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in inclusive Early Childhood Education (ECE). This unique position provides a collaborative opportunity for research innovation and creativity across vibrant programs in ECE, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and a nationally recognized NAEYC-accredited inclusive Early Childhood Education Center. The successful candidate will teach and advise students in undergraduate and graduate degree teacher preparation programs leading to an endorsement to teach ECE and ECSE (birth to 8 years). Opportunities also exist to teach, mentor, and advise students in an inclusive, developing, and dynamic doctoral program. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an active research agenda and to seek external funding to support that agenda. Additionally, candidates will be required to maintain an active program of teaching (including advising, recruiting, mentoring students, developing and teaching courses, originating research and generating publications, and service. The effective start date would be Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 semester.


Required Qualifications Include: An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field by December 1, 2017 (Spring 2018 start date) or August 1, 2018 (Fall 2018 start date) from a regionally accredited college or university; experience facilitating access to the general education curriculum for young students with and without disabilities as well as students who are English language learners; and evidence/experience of collaborating with educators in the field of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education; at least 2 years of experience (e.g., community-based child care and/or PreK-2 in the area of ECE/ECSE pedagogy). The department is strongly committed to increasing diversity among the faculty. Persons from culturally and linguistically diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
The ability to teach undergraduate early childhood education courses such as Math and Science Methods, Literacy Instruction, and Infant Toddler Curriculum is preferred.


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


Submit a detailed letter of interest describing your preparation, research, expertise, and experience as it relates to working with young children with and without disabilities in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (inclusive experience preferred) settings; a comprehensive Curriculum Vita (CV) listing qualifications and experience; and contact information for three professional letters of reference. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the required and preferred position qualifications as this information will be used in the initial review of materials.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin August 21, 2017, and best consideration will be gained from materials submitted by that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jeff Gelfer, Search Committee Chair, and submitted via the online application system hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance win online applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at 702 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.