Job Details

Nevada State College
  • Position Number: 1779943
  • Location: Henderson, NV
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

The School of Education is seeking an individual at the rank of Assistant Professor in the general area of teacher education or curriculum and instruction. The successful candidate will teach courses in one or more of these areas of expertise: Literacy, Special Education, and/or TESOL.

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. The average class size across campus is 27 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), serves over 5,000 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

About the School of Education

Our School of Education is an exciting place to be. More than 600 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students are pursuing licensure programs in elementary, special, & secondary education as well as speech-language pathology. In response to a statewide shortage of K-12 educators, NSC has made a strong commitment to building out the School of Education. New academic programs will be added, and exciting new initiatives launched. A Master's Degree in Speech-Pathology launched in the Fall of 2019. The next new programs are slated to be a baccalaureate program in Inclusive Early Childhood Education and one in Bilingual Education. All these programs will soon be housed (Fall 2021) in a new 65,000 sf School of Education building on our beautiful desert campus.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Fall 2019, we currently enroll approximately 5,500 students in which 36% are Hispanic, 13% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 8% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 5% are multiracial. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum that's culturally responsive to the students it serves.

Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. For example, your efforts might include contributions in the areas of teaching, mentoring, advising, research, and/or institutional service. It is essential that interested candidates demonstrate their commitment and ability to teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate students, particularly those from culturally diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Teach 24 credits per academic year, which amounts to four courses per semester (reduced load for first year)
  • Teach undergraduate elementary, secondary, or special education courses, depending on the applicant's area of expertise in literacy, special education, and/or TESOL, in a variety of formats (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online)
  • Advise undergraduate students who are preparing to be teachers
  • Maintain an active record of scholarship in his or her area of expertise
  • Foster collaborative teacher education partnerships with K-12 partner schools
  • Participate in service to the School of Education, Nevada State College, and community
  • Assist with curriculum/assessment development

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate degree in curriculum instruction, teacher education, or a related field (ABD applicants are eligible to apply)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching in K-12 schools

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching at a college level
  • Experience with K-12 school and university partnerships
  • Experience with educational technology
  • Experience with online learning environments
  • Experience teaching education foundation courses
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and standards-based assessment
  • Supervision of student teaching field experience
  • Pursuing an active program of scholarly inquiry
  • Advising and mentoring students
  • Work with academically, culturally, and economically diverse learners in inclusive classroom settings
  • Bilingual: English-Spanish preferred

Rank, Salary & Benefits:
  • Assistant Professor; Tenure track
  • The budgeted salary for this position is $55,000 (9-month appointment)
  • Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.25% retirement match, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. The review of applications begins on or around 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the Find Jobs process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC 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.

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.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed CV listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Letter of interest indicating why you are a good fit, as per addressing the required and preferred qualifications, for the position and your qualifications to support the mission of NSC and its designation as an HSI;
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy. Be certain to discuss experiences with or understanding of engaging and supporting students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds;
  • Names and contact information of five references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability (you will be notified before references are contacted).

The search committee may ask for more materials at later stages in the application process.

Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

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.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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