Academic Job Offer and Salary Negotiations


Feb. 4, 2020, 10am to 11am

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Gather 1 & 2


Many graduate students and postdoctoral scholars fear the negotiation process because they have little or no experience negotiating academic job offers. In addition, they are not sure how to discuss start-up packages or know what should be part of a hiring package (e.g., health insurance, retirement, etc.). 

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Understand academic job offers, including what you should do when you receive a job offer and how to evaluate one

  • Learn strategies for how to negotiate your job offer to maximize your personal and professional satisfaction as a future faculty member

  • Learn when it is most appropriate to bring up salary negotiations

  • Discuss what items are more negotiable than others (e.g., salary, startup funds, moving support, teaching releases, etc.)

Professional Development Academy Program: N/A

Professional Development Academy Pillars: Career Prep

Learning Experience: Interactive

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Mid, Late Master’s & Mid, Late Doctoral


  • Dr. Danica Hays, Executive Associate Dean, College of Education

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

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Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College