Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
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Population Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the Population Biology Program of Excellence.

The goal of the Population Biology-POE Postdoctoral Fellowship is to stimulate synergistic interactions between faculty and postdoctoral scholars interested in the broad area of Population Biology. We are seeking applications from recent PhDs who show promise of conducting cutting edge research related to, and expanding upon, faculty research areas in the Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB) section in the School of Biological Sciences (http://biosci.unl.edu/research-areas). The POE also seeks to identify potential postdoctoral fellows who will enhance graduate education, serve as a model for graduate students in career development, and promote interactions among faculty at UNL. Qualified candidates are required to submit a single, coherent 2-year research proposal to be completed under the guidance of a faculty member in the Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB) section in the School of Biological Sciences. The position does not include research funds so the extent of contributions from the faculty sponsor should be addressed in the proposal. While in residence, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to lead a seminar, symposium or outreach project that will appeal to Population Biologists across campus.

Applications must include a CV, a 1-page description of previous or current research and a 2- 3 page description of proposed research. Additional proposal guidelines and suggestions should be obtained from the proposed faculty sponsor. In addition, the applicant must arrange for two recommendation letters from non-UNL faculty, and one from the UNL faculty sponsor (a total of 3 letters). The expected salary will be $45,000 per year with a start date of August 1, 2017. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed their degree and are new to UNL. Research descriptions for past and current POE postdoctoral fellows can be viewed at http://biosci.unl.edu/population-biology/

Application materials should be emailed to Dr. Johannes Knops at jknops2@unl.edu. The subject line should read “Population Biology Post-doc Application”.  Applications should be received by May 1, 2017. We anticipate notifying the successful applicant by June 1, 2017, with a starting date of August 1 or later in 2017. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.

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Professor of Practice

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Biology. This is a non-tenure-track position with a renewable contract. The applicant will be expected to teach high-enrollment introductory biology courses as a primary assignment. The applicant will play an important instructional and leadership role in the sequence of introductory courses for all life sciences majors across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Areas of instructional expertise could include Cellular Biology/Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, or Ecology/Evolution. Additionally, prior experience could include instruction in large introductory lecture and laboratory classes and/or research on college science education. The applicant will benefit from interacting with the active community of Discipline-Based Educational Researchers across science departments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Biology, Biology Education, or related disciplines. Preferred qualifications include one semester post-doctoral teaching or research experience.

To learn more about the University of Nebraska and the School of Biological Sciences, visit http://biosci.unl.edu.

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_160254. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching strategies/experience/interests, and a summary of research experience. Combine the statement of teaching and the summary of research into one document and attach as “Other Document.” Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Director, School of Biological Sciences

We are seeking an extraordinary individual to serve as Director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a public land grant research university and member of the Big 10/Committee on Institutional Cooperation, with a total enrollment of over 25,000 students. The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and plays a central role in undergraduate and graduate education and research at UNL. SBS faculty attract $12 million annually in competitive extramural research support, primarily from NIH and NSF. SBS has over 500 undergraduate majors and nearly 80 graduate students. Our 44 faculty members pursue research across the full spectrum of biology from molecules to ecosystems, and theory to empiricism.  Research by SBS faculty members is highly collaborative, and benefits from strong linkages with other campus units.

We seek a Director who will promote faculty collaboration and integration across levels of biological organization – from genes, cells, and physiology through organisms to populations, communities, and ecosystems – and between biology and other STEM and non-STEM disciplines. The Director will provide strategic leadership and vision to promote SBS excellence in research, education, and outreach; will effectively manage the School’s resources; will be instrumental in fund raising and alumni relations; and will play a key role in developing strong relationships between SBS and other units across the campus and the university system.

UNL is committed to achieving academic excellence and continued growth and development within the Life Sciences. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with outstanding scientific credentials, a commitment to quality education, and the desire, ability, and vision to lead the School. Candidates for this position must have a PhD; an outstanding record, including accomplishments as a scientist, educator, and in service to their institution; an understanding of the strengths and opportunities offered by a School encompassing the breadth of biology; and demonstrated commitment to excellence. Candidates must qualify for the rank of Professor with tenure. Candidates with research interests in any recognized biological discipline will be considered. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and start-up package.

Additional qualifications include: proven success in academic leadership in the context of shared governance and transparent decision-making; excellent communication skills; an understanding of opportunities and challenges in the current funding climate; an interest in working with the university foundation,  donors, and alumni to support fund raising; an appreciation of the SBS teaching mission and an awareness of the importance of innovation in instruction; a commitment to diversity; and experience managing financial and human resources.

Information about the department can be found at http://www.biosci.unl.edu.

For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160169. Application materials should include a cover letter describing administrative experience and philosophy; a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support; the names of three references; and brief statements of research, educational, and service interests. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: BioSciDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or SBS Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (Fax: 402-472-1123).

Review of applications will begin January 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.