Assistant Professor, Genes, Genomes and Evolution, University of Nebraska, School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences (SBS), in the 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 Genes, Genomes, and Evolution. The successful candidate will work to decipher the map between genes and traits in an evolutionary context, using integrative or multi-level approaches. This position will play a key role in furthering SBS goals to integrate across biological levels to understand how organisms develop, function, interact with, and adapt to their environment. This is the first of what is expected to be a cluster of at least two faculty in this area.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. They will be expected to contribute toward the university’s mission to promote diversity and inclusive excellence, establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, be dedicated to education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be committed to inclusive teaching.

A Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline; research experience in genes, genomes, and evolution, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications; and postdoctoral or equivalent training are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to DEI (assessed with rubric from University of California-Berkeley); the ability to build upon and expand existing research in SBS ; a commitment to teaching at the undergrad and graduate levels; and the likelihood of success at intramural grants, judged by the research statement.

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 biologists in SBS, the Nebraska Center for Virology, and other units across the UNL campus and the University of Nebraska system. The School of Biological Sciences offers a collaborative, interdisciplinary, 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.

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Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applicants should go to the UNL employment weblink, requisition F_220197, complete the Faculty Academic/Administrative Information form, and upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s interest in the position and their qualifications; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a document with research, teaching, and diversity statements; and (4) the names and contact information for three references. The research statement should be no more than two pages and should describe research interests and detail future plans. The one-page teaching statement should summarize instructional strategies, experience, and interests. The diversity statement should be no more than one page and should describe past experiences with efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as plans for future efforts. Combine the three statements into a single document for upload. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to

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