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

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020

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

 University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus


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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, [email protected]

Search Coordinator - Melissa Westphal, [email protected]





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.


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