Assistant Professor of Online Health Science, Biology

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

Duties for this position will include developing and teaching online graduate courses (including Human Genetics or Essential Human Anatomy and Human Physiological Systems), creating a successful independent research program involving undergraduate students, and performing service to the department, university, and profession. The university is committed to undergraduate teaching and research, community engagement, and meaningful faculty-student interactions. Teaching health science related class primarily online and provide mentoring and advising; Creating a successful, independent research program that includes students; providing service to support UNK, the Biology department, and the profession.


Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a PhD in Genetics or Anatomy/Physiology or closely related disciplines. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of excellent teaching, as well as a strong interest in online teaching, commitment to research (evidence of two recent publication in peer reviewed journals within the last 3 years), and effective communication and collaborative skills.


Preferred Qualifications:             

 Post-doctoral experience; experience mentoring undergraduate student research; skill in online instruction; evidence of grant writing. Teaching experience related to physiology, anatomy, or genetics.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date November 4, 2020. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities For more information about the position contact: Dr. Austin Nuxoll at or 308-865-8602. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.



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