Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

University of Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

The Neuroscience Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The start date is August 16, 2021. We seek applicants who are broadly trained in molecular/cellular neuroscience, primarily interested in undergraduate teaching, and will involve undergraduates in research. Undergraduate courses may include (but are not limited to) Introduction to Neuroscience, Neuroscience Methods and Statistics, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, and Advanced Neuroscience Laboratory. Coursework in the candidate’s area of expertise will be welcome. A molecular/cellular emphasis with a background in areas such as neuroimmunology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and/or systems neuroscience are particularly welcome. As a faculty member, the successful applicant will teach three courses per semester, and receive a quarter-time research assignment. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor undergraduates in research and will have access to training graduate students at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. Research expectations include publishing and applying for funding. Tenure home will be the Psychology Department.

Candidates must have completed an earned doctorate in Neuroscience or a related field prior to the start date of employment. Area of specialization within Neuroscience is open. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitments to supporting a diverse undergraduate student population and a strong background of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts & Sciences that is actively engaged with others on the campus as well as community partners. The university and department have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. For more information about UNO’s Neuroscience program, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/neuroscience/academics/index.php

Please visit the UNO careers website at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com to apply. Create your account, and search for the Assistant Professor in Neuroscience posting # 2020F-00154. [Another Assistant Professor Position in Neuroscience & Behavior is also open (posting #2020F-00134). If you are interested in both positions, please submit separate applications to each posting.] Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Statements of teaching experience and goals, experience and dedication toward diversity and inclusion, research interests and goals, teaching evaluations, and optional supplemental information such as copies of publications (up to 3) should be attached as a single file in the portfolio area of the application. Include names and contact information of three references. Your references will be requested by the system to submit letters of recommendation electronically. We begin the review of applicants on November 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to Dr. Suzanne Sollars at ssollars@unomaha.edu.

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