Applicants Sought for Research Division Faculty Fellow Position

Apr. 13, 2016

The Division of Research and Economic Development is seeking faculty applicants for a new Faculty Fellow position that will help the division advance various initiatives designed to assist UNLV in achieving Top Tier status, especially those focused on supporting research infrastructure.

Description and Responsibilities

The new position will assist with the following:

  • Serving as a liaison for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development on Top Tier committees dedicated to promoting research.
  • Advancing research infrastructure issues, including the development of a plan for shared core facilities that support research across campus and are accessible to outside community partners.
  • Developing policies and procedures that support the success of new university-level centers and institutes.
  • Preparing and distributing information and administering review panels for the Faculty Opportunity Awards program.
  • Gathering information and preparing reports on federal funding priorities.

The Faculty Fellow will work with the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Associate Vice President for Research, and other campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, the Research Council, the Associate Deans for Research, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost) to advance the initiatives above.


The ideal candidate will be a full professor with a strong record of externally funded research; will be a dynamic, articulate representative of the research endeavor; and will be able to bring together diverse groups of researchers and community partners on a number of projects. Associate professors close to being considered for full professor are eligible for this position. The position reports to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Type of Appointment

This is a one-year appointment (starting in July or August 2016) with the potential of future renewals or appointment in research administration. Faculty will be expected to maintain their research program while balancing the administrative aspects of the position. Appropriate workload arrangements will be made with the relevant college and negotiated depending on the faculty background.  

Questions and Applications

If you have any questions, please contact life sciences professor Brian Hedlund ( Please send a letter of application and current CV to Jill Zimbelman ( by May 10.