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Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, International Education and Multicultural Education
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education (CSIEME). The Assistant Professor of CSIEME will serve departmental programs, and through those programs, the college’s and university’s Tier 1 goals to: increase external dollars generated for research; increase number of doctoral student graduates; increase external development dollars generated; increase scholarly productivity; and, dramatically increase the production of new teachers, especially Black and Latinx teachers.

Accordingly, the Assistant Professor of CSIEME will:
  • teach undergraduate and graduate (Master's and, especially, Doctoral level) courses in Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education with emphases on History of Education, especially Black education, and Critical/Emergent Research Methodseducation-related U.S. Civil Rights History and related contemporary realities, Ethnic Studies-informed Critical Multicultural Education, educational justice, emancipatory education, and family geographies/community ecologies;
  • advise CSIEME graduate students, especially doctoral students, including by serving as chair/member of dissertation committees;
  • build and maintain a CSIEME-related research and scholarship profile that includes external funding solicitation;
  • actively and in a highly collegial fashion, engage in service/extracurricular life on and off campus, including as a member/leader in relevant activities, initiatives, organizations; and
  • avidly collaborate in the administrative co-coordination of the CSIEME emphasis/concentration/courses at all academic levels.


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 19, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Norma A. Marrun and Dr. Christine Clark, CSIEME Search Committee Co-Chairs, and are to be submitted online 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.

To apply for this position, visit: https://www.unlv.edu/jobs and search for R0127049.
Position: Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, International Education and Multicultural Education
Organization: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas,  AL 
United States
Salary: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Posting Start Date: 11/11/2021
Date Posted: 11/11/2021
Requirements This position requires the following:
  • A doctoral degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent) in multicultural and/or social justice education, cultural studies in education, and/or a closely related critical discipline from a regionally accredited college or university (credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment);
  • Academic preparation and higher education teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate (especially doctoral) levels in the disciplines of cultural studies, international or comparative education, and multicultural education from critical points of entry;
  • 3-5 years of urban, public school teaching, counseling, or related experience working with/in urban schools/communities in non-profit community-based organizations or groups, and/or in social justice-oriented/grassroots advocacy roles with historically and persistently underserved/underrepresented populations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving U.S. Black American communities;
  • Extensive university teaching experience, especially at the doctoral level;
  • Experience developing curriculum, especially graduate courses, with a focus on the history of Black education and educators;
  • Experience advising, guiding, and mentoring doctoral student candidates, including directing their dissertation research;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the academic success of doctoral Students of Color, particularly those from historically and persistently underserved/underrepresented groups in the United States, especially Black Americans;
  • Interest and ability to work in the fast-paced academic environment characteristic of Tier 1 research universities, especially emerging Tier 1 research universities (where resources often lag behind ranking);
  • An emerging record of research, publication, and related scholarly achievement, including successful external funding activity, undertaken with doctoral students and faculty colleagues;
  • Demonstrated prowess with critical qualitative and emergent research methodologies to explore systemic racism and other forms of structural oppression;
  • A highly collaborative collegial disposition characterized by a willingness to be fully present with students, as well as with faculty colleagues;
  • An emerging record of leadership on-campus at department, college, and university-wide levels, as well as off-campus at local (community-embedded), state, regional, national, and international levels in relevant activities, initiatives, and organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, and related high-level administrative skills, including careful attention to detail; and
  • Demonstrated ability to initiative-take/take the lead on and to independently identify information needed to carry out complex and long-term administrative and/or academic tasks, activities, and projects.

The following additional candidate attributes are highly desirable, but not required:
  • Experience conducting/facilitating educational equity-/justice-related research, policy analyses, and/or culture/climate surveys in higher education, PK-12 school/district, and community-based contexts;
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and research orientations;
  • Familiarity and adeptness with intersectional analyses.
  • Working oral and written fluency in Spanish;
  • Meaningful and otherwise successful engagement with parents, guardians, families, and extended families of PK-12 school students in Communities of Color; and
  • Direct experience living and/or organizing in working class/working poor communities.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/10/2022
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Organization Information
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas,  AL 89154
United States
norma.marrun@unlv.edu and christine.clark@unlv.edu
(702) 895-5085
Dr. Norma A. Marrun and Dr. Christine Clark, CSIEME Search Committee Co-Chairs

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