Nine-Month (Academic Year) Tenure-Leading Assistant Professor Faculty Position
Posted on July 10

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applicants for a nine-month (academic year) tenure-leading Assistant Professor faculty position (75% research and 25% teaching) in the Department of Biochemistry addressing the sequence of immune signaling events that are activated in individual cells following the association of cell surface molecules during cell-cell contact and the relationships to the detection of soluble molecules of either host or pathogen origin.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, immunology, biophysics, chemistry, microbiology or molecular biology; expertise in immunology; a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience; and a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred qualifications include experience in supervising and mentoring students; evidence of grant writing; engagement in professional societies at the national level; excellent communication skills; expertise using modern Omics methods in the area of immune signaling; teaching experience in biochemistry, immunology and/or molecular biology; ability to work cooperatively on multidisciplinary projects; and working knowledge in immunology and intracellular signaling. The ideal candidate will also have expertise in computational immunology that would deploy system-wide quantitative data to probe immune-system functions using metabolomics, proteomics and/or transcriptomics. The deployment of such technologies would be expected to provide novel integrative analyses that would transform such data into valuable biological insights of immune system function.

The successful candidate will establish a high profile, nationally/internationally recognized and externally supported research and education program using cutting edge approaches that address immune signaling. They will have opportunities to contribute to broader research teams in stress biology and healthy humans to advance the biomedical research profile of the university. The incumbent will provide expertise to the teaching mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and in particular develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry, immunology, cell and molecular biology and/or complex disease. It is expected that the incumbent will contribute to recruitment, retention and placement activities; incorporation of outcomes assessment; engagement in instructional improvement; and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to publish research findings in peer-reviewed biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology journals; participate in scientific meetings and other professional activities; and serve on department, college, and UNL committees as appropriate.

The university offers a highly collaborative environment to develop biomedical focused research programs with affiliated resources provided by the university Research Centers (Redox Biology, Biotechnology, Virology, Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules), Computational Sciences Initiative, Nebraska Innovation Campus and University of Nebraska Medical Center. University research facilities support modern biophysical and biochemical methodologies, enzyme structure/function, metabolic engineering, metabolomics, genomics, and computational approaches. A competitive start-up package and appropriate laboratory and office space will be offered. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

To view details of the position and make application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200072. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) succinct statement of your research program, 4) statement of philosophy and approach to teaching, and 5) statement of your experience contributing to inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum). Note: please combine research, teaching, and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee via email to [email protected] or via mail to: Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, N200 Beadle Center, Lincoln, NE 68588-0664 USA.

Review of applications will begin July 31, 2020 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.