Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
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Professor of Practice

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for an Assistant 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_170147 complete the Faculty Academic/administrative Information form, attach a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching strategies/experience/interests, a summary of research experience, and include the names and contact information for three references.  Questions regarding the application process may be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant-Microbe Interactions 

A postdoctoral research position is available in plant-microbe-soil interactions in the Russo lab (russolab.unl.edu) in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (biosci.unl.edu).  The position is part of a multi-PI NSF-funded project (crri.unl.edu/about-crri) investigating plant-microbe rhizosphere interactions in natural grassland and agricultural systems.  The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively with other project investigators on multi-disciplinary field, greenhouse, and lab-based research to identify how microbial community structure and function influence plant phenotypes using stable-isotope probing, metagenomics, and proteomics and will also have the opportunity to develop independent projects.

Members of the Russo lab work broadly in plant ecology and diversity, linking ecophysiology with demography and species distributions.  Qualified candidates will be creative, independent, and motivated scientists and have a PhD and a demonstrated track-record of scientific publication in the following or related areas: plant ecology, plant physiology, community or ecosystem ecology, bioinformatics or -omics approaches.  Interested candidates should send a single PDF document with a cover letter explaining their interests and experience and a CV listing the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Sabrina Russo (srusso2@unl.edu) with the subject line, “Postdoctoral Position”.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

UNL has excellent research facilities and an interactive scientific community.  The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and career development opportunities for postdocs (postdoc.unl.edu).  Lincoln is a safe city boasting an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with lively music and art scenes, over 120 parks and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living.  UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers: www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.