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Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start date
Aug 8, 2023

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Integrated Health Sciences [R0131093]



The UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences in either medical physics (radiation oncology physics or diagnostic medical imaging) or health physics. The university recently received funding for the purchase of a 3T MR scanner and, as such, applicants with expertise in MR imaging/physics are highly desirable. In the field of health physics, applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: in the fields of radiation detection/detectors, environmental health physics, accelerator physics, radiation biology, space radiation, radiation risk management, radiation and cancer epidemiology, emergency response/homeland security, or non-proliferation and radiological consequence management. The department has three CAMPEP-accredited radiation oncology physics programs offering certificate, masters and doctor of medical physics (DMP) degrees. The department’s masters health physics program is accredited by ABET. The department has access to a number of on-campus research facilities including state-of-the art detection labs. This is a full-time, 9-monthtenure-track or tenured position in the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences. Primary responsibilities include establishing an active research program supported with extramural funding, supervision of graduate students and teaching in the department’s health and medical physics programs. Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels will be required, as well as service and research duties in accordance with University criteria. For more information about the department, visit us on-line at


This position requires a doctorate in medical physics, health physics, engineering, physics or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


ABR or CHP certification is highly desirable.


  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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 immediately. Materials should be addressed to Steen Madsen, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, 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 job requisition number, R0131093 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.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 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.

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


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 

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