Apply Now: Postdoctoral Scholar in the Great Works Academic Certificate Program at UNLV

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Las Vegas:  Postdoctoral Scholar in the Great Works Academic Certificate Program


The Great Works Academic Certificate program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellow will teach two courses in fall 2022 and two in spring 2023. One of these courses will be in Political Theory and the other three will be sections of GWK 300, a Great Works course that is described in our catalog as “Close reading of selected core texts of philosophy and literature, including one or more works from late modern times.”

In addition to pursuing research, the fellow will be expected to support the GWAC program by assisting with the undergraduate-run Great Works Book Club as well as with logistics for GWAC-sponsored events.


This position requires a PhD with a focus on political theory or political philosophy from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. Experience teaching undergraduates is preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit:

  1. a letter of interest;
  2. a detailed vita listing qualifications and experience;
  3. and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Mark Lutz, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via online application at (View Academic Faculty Openings; position P0038017 and P0094716). For assistance with UNLV’s online applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or

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Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.



About the program

The Great Works Academic Certificate Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides students with an opportunity to take part in a conversation with some of the best thinkers of all time. The study of great works in philosophy, politics, literature, sciences, religion, and the fine arts encourages critical thinking. Such study confronts what it means to be human and thus immeasurably enhances a person’s daily life. The program also gives students who want to pursue graduate education early experience in grappling with original works of theory and literature such as they will inevitably encounter in graduate school.

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From the school

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

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