Assistant / Associate Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education

University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant / Associate Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education

  • Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Location: Reno, NV
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Assistant / Associate Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education

  • University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 09, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant / Associate Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Reno, NV

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Assistant / Associate Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education




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. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.


If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.


Job Description


The Department of Educational Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students within equity and diversity programs, pursuing a substantial and relevant program of research, advising students, and continuing professional development. The faculty will have an interdisciplinary focus on educational disparities and systemic inequalities, equity, intersectionality, cultural analysis, and social justice. Appointment includes online and/or face-to-face teaching of equity and diversity courses in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Faculty will also be expected to contribute to growing and evolving programs in a variety of capacities including, but not limited to, curriculum development and innovation, collaborating with colleagues on programmatic structural revisions and program evaluation, instructional design, research, collaboration with school districts and other community partners, and advising and working closely with undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants at the Associate Professor rank are expected to have a more established record in the areas of research, teaching, and service.


Required Qualifications


Earned doctorate in Education or a related field with a focus on Equity and Diversity; Social Justice; Multicultural Education; or other relevant disciplines by time of appointment. Demonstrated record of scholarship in topics related to equity and diversity in education or a related field.


Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to equity and diversity in education or closely related fields, experience in teaching courses relevant to the education of multilingual learners, experience in teaching asynchronous and synchronous online courses, experience in working with populations from diverse backgrounds, experience in working with or advising graduate students, experience in obtaining external funding and/or grant management, experience in engaging communities and/or organizations to promote equity and diversity issues and advocate for historically marginalized populations.


Compensation Grade


Assistant / Associate, 9-month, tenure-track


To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: and select Academic Faculty (12 month). Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.


Remarkable Retirement


Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual “A” or “B” contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.


Perks of Working at UNR


• Health insurance options including dental and vision –


• Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability –


• E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.


• Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life’s difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.


• Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.


• Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University.


• No state income tax!




The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.


Department Information


The Equity, Diversity, and Language Education Program is a key part of the Educational Studies Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. The program offers an online Master’s degree in Equity and Diversity in Education, certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Equity, Diversity, and Language Education. Program faculty also teach and advise MS and PhD students in addition to undergraduate students seeking teaching licensure as part of our elementary teaching program. Our program is growing rapidly, and we seek a tenure-track assistant/associate professor to help further develop and expand the program.





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)


Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at


Attach the following attachments to your application


1) Resume/CV


2) Cover Letter


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.


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.


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.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, 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, or religion.


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