The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Literacy Education, Associate/Full Professor, UNLV College of Education [R0112991]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 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: http://www.unlv.edu


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


The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in partnership with the Gayle A. Literacy Development Center, is seeking a faculty member (associate or full professor) in Elementary Literacy Education. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure/tenure-track appointment with a focus on elementary literacy education. The department and emphasis offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

The successful candidate will maintain high scholarly productivity in research related to literacy, seek external funds to support research activities, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, including supervising masters projects and doctoral dissertations work with the community on reading/writing initiatives, and provide service to the university and profession.


This position requires a doctoral degree in Reading/Literacy, or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of three years K-8 teaching experience. Candidates should have a scholarly specialization in elementary literacy education, research and theory on topics of national importance, such as, early literacy and language development, reading or writing acquisition, literacy assessment diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties, digital and multimodal literacies, and/or English Learners.

Applicants for the Associate and Full Professor position must have experience with seeking and receiving grants and eternal funding, a strong record of scholarship in high-impact journals, excellent teaching credentials, an interest in leading others in developing course curricula in teacher preparation and doctoral programs, and an interest in serving the community’s literacy needs in Las Vegas. The successful candidate must have leadership experience with and/or willingness to facilitate and oversee the Gayle A. Literacy Development Center. The candidate should have a record of external funding and the capacity to manage funded projects is highly preferred.


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. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Chyllis Scott or Dr. Steve Bickmore, Search Committee Co-Chairs, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


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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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Academic Faculty

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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.