Assistant Professor-in-Residence of English, UNLV Honors College

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor-in-Residence of English, UNLV Honors College [R0143057]

ROLE of the POSITION

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track (NTT), Assistant Professor-in-Residence of English in the Honors College. At UNLV, the “in-Residence” label refers to teaching positions with a service component but no research requirement. The position is promotable through traditional rank. It is not a visiting position. The successful candidate will be employed as a member of the Honors College -not the English Department. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2025.

We invite candidates with significant teaching experience in English and writing to teach for the Honors College. The teaching load will include first-year writing/rhetoric classes, second-year writing-intensive seminars, upper division Honors seminars, and service-learning classes. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four Honors courses (12 credits) per semester to high-achieving students with enrollment caps ranging from 16-24 students. The majority of Honors College courses are in person although there are online and hybrid courses offered. The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with Honors College faculty, mentor undergraduate students, supervise Honors research thesis projects, and participate in appropriate levels of service to the college, university, and community.

PROFILE of the HONORS COLLEGE

The Honors College at UNLV is a small, selective college within the university that offers an exceptional undergraduate core experience for highly motivated students. The Honors College provides students with a liberal arts experience in addition to their academic majors. The combination of a central Honors intellectual core and specialized learning in a major discipline helps develop graduates who are fully prepared to succeed in graduate and professional schools and in rewarding careers.

The Honors College at UNLV currently has 10 faculty-in-residence specializing in a variety of disciplines and approximately 1,200 students. Class sizes range from 16-24 students to ensure a small, dynamic learning experience and a relationship-rich experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Ph.D. in English or M.F.A. in Creative Writing from a regionally accredited college or university. The degree must be awarded prior to the start of employment.

Applicants must demonstrate a proven record of transformative teaching that includes significant experience teaching lower and upper division writing-intensive courses. Candidates should also demonstrate their commitment and ability to teach service-learning courses and to engage in service at the student, college, university, and community level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates are invited to highlight any experience studying or working in an Honors environment and teaching service-learning and online courses. Candidates are also encouraged to emphasize innovative teaching methods or course design.

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY and CAMPUS VALUES

A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.

SALARY

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

·      Competitive total rewards package including:

           o   Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays

           o   Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision

           o   Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs

·      No state income tax

·      Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools

·      Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS

·      Employee recognition and appreciation programs

·      Connect with colleagues with shared interests

·      Personal and professional development opportunities

·      UNLV athletics ticket discounts

·      Statewide employee purchase program discounts

·      RebelCard discounts on and off campus

·      Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost

·      A comprehensive onboarding program, Rebels: Onboard

·      Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 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.

Applicants who are chosen for virtual interviews will be asked to supply recent teaching evaluations, a sample syllabus for a first-year writing course, and a one-page teaching philosophy statement that includes a commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 30, 2024.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Maria Jerinic, 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 UNLVJobs@unlv.edu .

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

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, “R0143057” 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.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution 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.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

EEO/AA STATEMENT

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. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

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.


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