Thursday, 08 March 2018 13:55

UNLV Position Opening


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of Public Policy and Leadership Associate/Full /Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs (Search #: 18559)

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The School of Public Policy and Leadership seeks applications for a tenured innovative Associate/Full professor to help lead and develop curriculum and programs that raise our national visibility and contribute to the priorities in the College of Urban Affairs.  The appointment will begin in the Fall of 2018. The dynamic and cosmopolitan setting of Southern Nevada offers unique scholarly opportunities. We seek a colleague who can take advantage of these opportunities through internal and external research collaborations.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated background in research and community-engaged scholarship. Experience in government or nonprofit sectors is highly desirable as is experience in community engagement. Our hire will be a person who thrives working across disciplines in a team and other collaborative efforts, and values teamwork, mentorship and management, and a fair degree of flexibility. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who is comfortable working at an extremely fast pace, with the ability to be adaptable and course correct and reprioritize in response to the changing needs of our community, our discipline, and  our programs.   

The new hire will become part of a group of scholars who are developing and implementing innovative programs that seek to apply scholarship and actively engage community stakeholders. Faculty will have the opportunity to participate in policy relevant work through the Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, the Nonprofit Community and Leadership Initiative and the newly formed MGM International Policy Institute (chaired by Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner). At the School of Public Policy and Leadership, we are committed to creating research informed and data driven policies and programs that provide solutions to the challenges faced by metropolitan communities. 


We are looking for an innovative Associate/Full professor to help lead and develop curriculum and programs that raise our national visibility and contribute to the priorities in the College of Urban Affairs. 

The School is open to applicants from a range of discipline and policy areas that broadly relate to workforce and education. For example, those who work in the area of urban economics, workforce development, labor economics, education policy, political science, policy analysis, program evaluation, demography or other related policy areas relevant to innovative solutions that enhance the pathways to the middle class. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) the investment in public higher education and the implications for the middle class, 2) identifying innovative actions and policies that help spur job creation 3) improving access and removing barriers within the workforce itself that impede career mobility.

The School of Public Policy and Leadership at UNLV is focused on preparing students for careers in public leadership and management.  Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, the School of Public Policy and Leadership is growing at a rapid pace with both student growth and additional degree programs. The needs of our dynamic, metropolitan community continuously evolve and as a faculty member in our School you’ll help create and innovate curriculum and improvements that best prepare students to answer our community challenges.

Preferred qualifications:

•Strategically focused

•Collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach

•Ability to build and implement multi-disciplinary programs

•Results oriented


•Develops and mentors teams

•Visions and leads change efforts

•Demonstrated ability to work using a translational approach applying cutting edge research findings to solving community problems


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. 



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 November 27, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Patricia Cook-Craig, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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