Job Post: UNLV Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences

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Job Description:
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant professor – 1 position, Associate/Full professor – 1 position) in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education in the areas of Educational Psychology foundations or Learning Sciences [R011369]

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:

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 two tenure-track faculty to join the Educational Psychology program and/or the Learning Sciences program. The individuals hired will collectively represent expertise and skills outlined in the qualifications section of this announcement. The individuals hired will be expected to teach graduate level courses in their areas of expertise/specialization. The individuals hired will also be expected to teach existing courses in intermediate and advanced statistics, cognition and learning, or self-regulated learning. In addition, the selected candidates 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.

These positions require an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, the Learning Sciences, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates with research programs in one or more of the following areas: (a) learning analytics; (b) cognition and learning, technology, metacognition, self-regulated learning, or motivation; or (c) advanced quantitative statistical modeling or other areas of educational statistics. 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.

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 September 1, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Gwen Marchand, Search Committee Chair, 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

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, R011369 in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

Where cost is a material factor, the abbreviated statement can be used in lieu of the preferred complete statement.

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.

Job Category:
Administrative Faculty


Full-Time Equivalent:

Required Attachment(s):
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.

Posting Close Date:

Note to Applicant:
This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified,  HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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