Assistant Professor in Integrative Disease Biology
Job posting number: #7087774
Posted: October 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDescription of Work
The School of Biological Sciences (SBS), in College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Integrative Disease Biology. The successful candidate will use integrative approaches to study causes, processes, and prevention of diseases in the natural world. This position will play a key role in furthering SBS goals to integrate across biological levels to discover interactions that shape life and health to solve global challenges.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. They will be expected to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of SBS, as well as be committed to diversity and inclusive excellence. A PhD in biology or a related discipline, research experience in integrative disease biology, and postdoctoral or equivalent training is required. Experience in grant writing and instruction is favored. Preferred candidates will build upon and expand existing research and teaching expertise in the SBS (biosci.unl.edu), the Nebraska Center for Virology (unl.edu/virologycenter/), and will enhance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (biosci.unl.edu/about#diversitystatement ). We especially encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.
The successful candidate will receive dedicated lab and office space and a competitive start-up package, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with an accomplished group of integrative biologists in SBS, the Nebraska Center for Virology, and other units across the UNL campus. The School of Biological Sciences is a collegial, friendly, and welcoming place to work. As articulated in our strategic plans, SBS, CAS , and UNL are committed to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of our mission from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty and staff. The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, provides an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with a lively music and art scene, a collection of over 120 parks, and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living. Learn more about the city of Lincoln at https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/about-lincoln.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success. We especially encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.
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.
Minimum Required Qualifications
A PhD in biology or a related discipline, research experience in integrative disease biology, and postdoctoral or equivalent training is required.
Preferred candidates will build upon and expand existing research and teaching expertise in the SBS (biosci.unl.edu) and/or the Nebraska Center for Virology (unl.edu/virologycenter/), have experience in grant writing and instruction, and will enhance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (biosci.unl.edu/about#diversitystatement).