Literacy Education, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education [R0127641]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

United States

December 6, 2021


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    Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Literacy Education, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education R0127641


    Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. 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.

    Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

    For more information, visit us on line at: https:// www.


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


    The mission of the College of Education is to achieve prominence locally, nationally, and internationally as a leading source of significant knowledge and innovative models to inform and affect policy, practice, and research. To fulfill this mission, the college and its departments and programs center its work in equity and community engagement. Thus, the successful candidate will demonstrate support for educational equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice.

    The Department of Teaching & Learning

    UNLV's Department of Teaching and Learning is home to 27 tenured or tenure- track faculty, one faculty-in-residence, and five visiting faculty. The department holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels and ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. Serving approximately 1,000 students per year, the department offers degree programs in Bachelor of Science and Arts in Elementary and Secondary Education, Masters of Arts and Education in various emphases areas, and Doctorates in Education and Philosophy in both Teacher Education and Curriculum and Instruction.

    ROLE of the POSITION

    The Visiting Assistant Professor in Literacy Education is a 9-month, non- tenure track, full-time, temporary faculty position with an opportunity for renewal contingent on budget and approval. Summer teaching opportunities are available. The selected candidate will serve the university, college, and department's Carnegie Tier 1 and C Community Engagement priorities. Accordingly, the selected candidate will: (a) teach and advise students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral level) courses in Literacy Education with emphases in Secondary Education and English Language Arts (e.g., ELA methods, writing instruction); (b) possess and grow a literacy education-related community and educator profile that includes external funding solicitation; (c) actively be involved in the UNLV Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature and its partnership with Clark County School District and others; and (d) avidly collaborate in the administrative coordination of the Literacy Education program strand at all academic levels.


    Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy , all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.


    This position requires a doctoral degree in Literacy Education, Secondary English Language Arts, and/or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university and the following experience: (a) higher education teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the discipline of Literacy Education; (b) a demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse populations and prepare culturally responsive teachers; (c) a demonstrated knowledge of education inequities and other challenges faced by underrepresented and marginalized populations; (d) a minimum of three years teaching in secondary-level public schools with culturally and linguistically diverse learners; (e) excellent oral and written communications skills in English, and related high-level administrative skills, including careful attention to detail; and (f) a highly collaborative collegial disposition characterized by a willingness to be fully present with students, faculty, and students. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


    The following additional candidate attributes are highly desired:(a) experiences with diverse school populations and culturally responsive/sustaining curriculum and pedagogy; (b) experience of or interest in working with and supporting urban high poverty schools; (c) knowledge of critical literacy, literacy/reading development, secondary English language arts instruction and methods, writing instruction; and (d) familiarity of ILA/NCATE/CAEP/CCSS Standards.


    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 December 6, 2021. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Chyllis Scott, 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, R0127641 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.


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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.


    UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

    Job Category

    Academic 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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