Assistant / Associate Professor, Education - Teacher Education

University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant / Associate Professor, Education - Teacher Education & Human Development

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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Job Description

The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Nevada, Reno (R1) invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor in Elementary Science Education beginning in Fall 2022. The Department of Educator Preparation seeks candidates who are committed to promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments.

The faculty will engage in an active, focused research program that results in publications and funded grants and contributes to the profession, university, and community service and outreach. The University's Office of Research and Innovation supports faculty in conducting research, scholarly, and creative activity.

The faculty will teach courses in Science Education and other areas related to STEM Education and Elementary Education. Teaching responsibilities include (but may not be limited to) Elementary Science Methods, Integrated STEM, and general elementary education courses; advisement of Master's students in the Elementary First-Time Licensure program and Elementary Education Master's of Science program with an emphasis in STEM Education; and, advising and mentoring doctoral students in STEM Education and Curriculum and Instruction.

An appointment at the Associate level will include the Director position of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education, which includes building relationships with colleagues within the College and across campus, having a strong research agenda in STEM education, and having experience in obtaining external grant funding. The faculty will be expected to develop and maintain relationships with STEM-related business and organizations in the area and state.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate by August of 2022 in Science Education, STEM Education, Elementary Science Education, Learning Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, or a related field.

At least three years of K-12 teaching experience or equivalent that includes teaching science.

Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in elementary science methods.

Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in research and grant acquisition.

Additional Required Qualifications for Associate Professor

Demonstrated an established record of research, teaching, and service that meets the University's requirements for tenure at the appropriate rank.

Demonstrated experience with writing and managing grants

Experience mentoring graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Demonstrated record of leadership at local, regional, state, and national levels.

Demonstrated record of chairing and advising graduate students.

Demonstrated record of leadership at department, college, and university levels.

Preferred Qualifications

An externally fundable research agenda in science or STEM education.

Experience or interest in building researcher-practitioner partnerships with schools and communities.

A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a science field (such as biology, chemistry, earth science, physics).

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Associate Professor

Demonstrated record of mentoring junior faculty peers.

Demonstrated record of leadership in international professional organizations.


Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program

Department Information

The College of Education & Human Development is ranked in the top 5 land-grant universities on the West Coast and in the top 100 overall. In 2019 and 2020, the College had $17 million in external funding. The University of Nevada, Reno is a comprehensive, doctoral university classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNR offers a beautiful, vibrant, and traditional yet modern residential campus with $850 million in new buildings, labs, and facilities since 2009. UNR is designated as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution and has a student population that is approximately 40% students of color.

For more information about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit

Search Chair

Please submit any questions about the position to the search chair: Dr. Elizabeth de los Santos (


Full-Time Equivalent

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3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

​5) Research and teaching statement

Full Consideration

The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2021. Review of applications will remain open until the position is filled.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will 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.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

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.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

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