Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (“EADAA”), Harrah College of Hospitality. The EADAA is a newly created position that will provide academic oversight to the College and allow the Dean to focus more attention on fundraising, industry partnerships, and community outreach efforts. The EADAA will serve as a pivotal leader in developing the College's strategic vision, advancing academic excellence, supporting international students programs, and promoting team building. For more information about the College, please visit

Reporting to the Dean, the Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (“EADAA”) serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Harrah College of Hospitality. The EADAA is responsible for new program development and promoting excellence in teaching and learning.This role lends thoughtfulleadership and strategic guidance to department chairs, directors, and faculty members in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum ranging from baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. The Executive Associate Dean, in collaboration with department chairs and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, is responsible for the overall administration of undergraduate and graduate programs. The EADAA works in partnership with faculty to create a culture that embraces academic excellence and enhances the quality and distinction of program offerings and the attainment of student success outcomes. The EADAA is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Northwest Accreditation Commission standards and with all program specific professional accreditation requirements.

Required Qualifications and Desired Attributes
The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of administrative experience as associate dean or chair of a complex department. The EADAA will provide strategic direction in realizing the College's vision, identify areas for future growth, further enhance its academic and research portfolio, support its focus on continued excellence, and enhance the quality of the student experience. The most qualified candidate will have:

  • A terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution and academic record appropriate for appointment to the College as a full professor with tenure.
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing new programs while promoting a cohesive vision for the College.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with the University's administration and industry leaders to promote and maintain excellence in academic programs.
  • Experience in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures related to faculty hires, promotion, and tenure.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate academic programs with high-impact practices and experiential learning opportunities in support of student success.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • For a complete list of qualifications and attributes, please review the position profile at:

Application/Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner or
Emy Peña, Partner Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, California USA 90601
Refer to “UNLV- Hospitality EADAA” in subject line

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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