Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Brain Health

Employer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Salary
competitive
Closing date
Aug 25, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Brain Health, School of Integrated Health Sciences [R0128712].

 

ROLE of the POSITION

The Department of Brain Health in the School of Integrated Health Sciences at UNLV is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) faculty member on a 9-month appointment. The successful applicant will perform leading edge research in neuroscience. The ideal candidate will have a research program focused on aging and health disparities investigations that intersects with existing strengths in the Department of Brain Health. Candidates whose interests include neurodegenerative disease research (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury or others), comorbid diseases in aging, interrogation of clinical trial data,  and/or environmental or sociodemographic disparities in aging populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a program of research that emphasizes NIH defined health disparate populations and/or that utilize methodological aspects of the NIA health disparities framework are particularly encouraged. The position includes mentoring, advising and supervising graduate students in the UNLV Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. program.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to meet University criteria related to research, teaching, and service, and will be expected to adhere to UNLV Top Tier Initiatives regarding research productivity, which includes securing extramural grant support and publication in high impact peer reviewed journals. Anticipated start date will be July 2022. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or closely related field (e.g. Biology or Psychology) from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

 

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • 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

 

PERKS

 

HOW TO APPLY

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 on February 15, 2022.

 

Materials should be addressed to Jefferson Kinney, 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, “R0128712” 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.

 

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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