Work-Life Balance

At UNLV, we recognize that work-life synergy can be challenging. The University is committed to your success and strives to maintain a positive work environment that supports you in fulfilling both your professional and personal responsibilities. We have enacted a broad set of policies designed to promote work-life balance and offer a suite of resources through various support units. The following resources are intended to be an informational snapshot for academic faculty. For additional information on these resources and those available to non-academic faculty please visit the UNLV Human Resources webpage.

Family at UNLV

Resources to Foster a Family-Friendly Workplace

  • UNLV offers tenure flexibility and flexible work options.
  • Employment at UNLV provides generous leave options, including ample sick leave, which can be used to care for sick family members.
  • Childcare for infants and young children (aged 6 months to 5 years) is available through the UNLV/CSUN Preschool. Housed in the Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center on the UNLV campus, the Preschool serves the children of students, faculty and staff, and members of the local community. A variety of other choices for childcare are available within a 5- to 10-mile radius of the main campus.
  • The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center is devoted to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all genders. The Center offers programming, advocacy, services, and resources to faculty, staff, and students, including parenting resources and lactation spaces/changing tables.

Resources to Promote Health and Wellness

  • Employees have access to a Faculty and Staff Treatment Center that provides routine medical care, a Dental Clinic (operated by the UNLV School of Dental Medicine on the Shadow Lane campus) that provides dental care, and a Nutrition Center that provides resources on maintaining healthy diets and preventing and managing chronic illnesses.
  • The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential counseling service that offers assistance in dealing with personal difficulties, including depression, addiction, grief, stress, relationships, parenting, elder care, and finances.
  • Fitness and recreation options at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center are also available to faculty and staff.
  • The University participates in Corporate Challenge and encourages faculty and staff to get involved.
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Resources to Support Professional Development, Personal Growth, and an Inclusive and Welcoming Campus Environment

UNLV is home to several support groups with shared interests, backgrounds, and goals. These affinity groups offer networking opportunities, seminars and workshops, off-campus activities, campus resources, and professional development. Examples include the American Indian Alliance, Asian Pacific American Faculty Staff Alliance, Alliance of Latino Faculty, Council of African-American Professionals, Differently-Abled Community, QueerUNLV, Veterans & Military, and Women’s Council.