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Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Program Director, DEER Program

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
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Sep 23, 2022

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The School of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is recruiting for a Research Assistant Professor (9 month, non-tenure track) with an anticipated start date of 9/1/22.

The Research Assistant Professor will serve as the Assistant Program Director for the Dementia Engagement, Education and Research (DEER) Program in the School of Public Health. The DEER Program serves as the administrative home of the Dementia Friendly Nevada effort, working in partnership with urban, rural, and tribal communities across the state to promote brain health and improve the culture of dementia care and support. Committed to working in collaboration with people living with dementia and care partners, the DEER Program currently conducts innovative projects and research related to dementia inclusion, relationship-centered dementia care, dementia self-management, geriatric workforce development, and dementia risk reduction.

This position will conduct the strategic and operational planning to sustain existing activities and develop new projects for dementia-related research. The position will work to achieve the DEER Program's grant deliverables and grow the program by identifying and securing new and sustainable funding opportunities.

Required Research

The Research Assistant Professor will be required submit at least two external research activity proposals during their first year, and two proposals in the second year, and each of these proposals must be externally reviewed by the UNR Office of Research and Innovation. Certainly, they are encouraged to develop and submit as many proposals for extramural funding as they deem possible during their term of appointment. The School of Public Health and the Office of Research and Innovation are committed to providing them with the appropriate proposal development support.

Required Qualifications

Terminal degree in the field of Public Health or related field and strong research experience in the field of Public Health, Gerontology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Participatory Action Research (PAR), qualitative and arts-based methodologies, and program evaluation is preferred.

Compensation Grade

Assistant Professor, 9-month

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Academic Faculty (9 month). Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Summer overload is often available for this position.

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 - Health Insurance
  • Generous sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability - Faculty Benefits
  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
  • Mountain EAP 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. Diversity Groups
  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
  • 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. Faculty Grant-in-Aid

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

Department Information

For more information about the College of Public Health, please visit:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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