Overview

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature “smart” classrooms and a Finance Lab that allows students to use real-world and timely information during class. The average class size across campus is 27 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC serves over 4,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

About the Nevada State College School of Education

Our School of Education (SOE) is an exciting place to be. More than 600 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students are pursuing licensure programs in elementary, special, & secondary education as well as speech-language pathology. In response to a statewide shortage of K-12 educators, NSC has made a strong commitment to building out the School of Education (SOE). New academic programs will be added and exciting new initiatives launched. A Master’s Degree in Speech-Pathology will be launched is projected to launch in the Fall of 2019.  The next new program is slated to be a baccalaureate program in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. We are hiring a talented individual who will help build this new academic program.  The projected launch date for this program is the Fall of 2020.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership/program development of an undergraduate level inclusive early childhood education program
  • Teach inclusive early childhood education courses (ECE/ECSE)
  • Academic advising and mentoring
  • Collaborate with NSC colleagues, the local school district, and partner institutions to effectively prepare early childhood educators to work in the community
  • Engage in scholarship with mentoring support
  • Participate in service within the School, College, and Community

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in EC/ECSE or related field
  • Eligible for a Nevada license to teach ECE
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in ECE settings
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience working in or directing an early childhood center/clinic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for student success and team building
  • Desire to work with diverse student and client populations
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)

Rank, Salary & Benefits:

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education (EC/ECSE) / Tenure or Tenure-track.
  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.