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University of Nevada, Reno- Associate Professor or Professor Education, Nevada Center for Excellence

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
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University of Nevada, Reno- Associate Professor or Professor Education, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities

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:

  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu.

For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a tenure track Associate or Full Professor to serve as the Director, beginning August 1, 2020. This is a 12-month full-time position. Applicants should have an academic record of excellence that qualifies for a tenured position. Successful applications will have leadership and personal qualities consistent with the interdisciplinary, multimethod, and collaborative nature of the NCED. The NCED Director will be expected to serve as the leader of the unit, linking the NCED to various schools, departments, universities, funding agencies and organizations across the state and the country. The Director will provide leadership on disability issues (particularly intellectual and developmental disabilities) across the lifespan; lead interdisciplinary grant writing efforts; administer and manage multiple grants and provide university service and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses as appropriate. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate or terminal degree in education, special education, disability studies, human services or disability related field by August 2020. Record of scholarship, publication, and teaching in disability areas commensurate with rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Experience supervising and serving as principal investigator for disability related grant funded research, service, and/or training projects. 


Preferred Qualifications

Three years of working in a University Center for Excellence in Disabilities or similar center. Experience promoting inclusive policy, optimum service outcomes, equal access and opportunity, and quality of community life for person with disabilities. Demonstrated success engaging with diverse University and external partners including people with disabilities. Demonstrated success in obtaining competitive research, training, and service grants from a variety of federal, state, and/or private sources. 

Compensation Grade
Associate Professor - III

Professor - Rank IV

Total Compensation 

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, 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 Assistance Program

Center Information

The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) is located in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and has served as Nevada's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) since 1991. The mission of the NCED and additional information on programs can be found at: https://www.unr.edu/nced

Contact Information

Search Chair – Denise Winters, denisewinters@unr.edu

Search Coordinator – Melissa Westphal, westphal@unr.edu



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Attach the following attachments to your application 

1) Resume/CV, scholarly writing sample in a disability related field

2) Letter of application describing your interest in this position that includes a detailed statement on how you would contribute to the continued growth and development of the NCED

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process).

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.

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. Priority will be given to applications received by 1/17/20.


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.

To apply, visit https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Associate-Professor-or-Professor-Education--Nevada-Center-for-Excellence-in-Disabilities_R0119439-1


About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

For more information, visit www.unr.edu




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