Welcome from Provost Chris Heavey

Provost Chris Heavey

Dear Colleagues,

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to UNLV! Our 4,000-plus faculty and staff are dedicated to guiding more than 30,000 students to succeed at UNLV.  

We are a family of distinctive scholars, educators and administrative professionals deeply committed to student achievement, academic excellence, and creative activity. Our impactful research has earned us recognition as an R1 “very high research activity” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Now, you are an integral part of our campus culture. UNLV prides itself as a Minority Serving Institution and has achieved designations as an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion.

We recognize that our university’s success depends on the success of our faculty and staff. UNLV is committed to supporting your professional growth through mentoring and networking opportunities across campus, as well as by offering resources and training in best practices.

We are delighted you have chosen UNLV, and we look forward to working and growing together.

Chris L. Heavey, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

New Faculty Orientation Course

Available August 2022

This online course is designed to introduce you to important information and resources as you begin your career at UNLV. The course consists of modules that provide an overview of UNLV’s institutional structure as well as academic services, resources, and opportunities for faculty and campus leaders. A link to the course is provided to new faculty.

New Faculty Orientation Networking Lunch

  • The Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost invites new faculty to the 2022 New Faculty Orientation Networking Lunch. This networking lunch will allow new academic and administrative faculty to hear from UNLV…

New Faculty Onboarding

Learn about UNLV’s onboarding processes, including the onboarding requirements at each step, the office or unit responsible, and timelines.

Additional Resources

Academic Faculty

These resources apply to academic faculty. If you are an administrative faculty member, this information is optional.

Administrative Faculty

These resources apply to administrative faculty. If you are an academic faculty member, this information is optional