Open Rank Faculty Position in Chemistry Education

University of Nebraska-Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Chemistry Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha invites applications for a faculty position focused on STEM education and Discipline Based Education Research.


Position Annoucement

The Chemistry Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. As part of our strategic plan to expand and enhance STEM education and Discipline Based Education Research (DBER) in the Department and on campus, we seek candidates who focus on chemistry education. We will accept applications for appointment at all ranks. A Ph.D. in Chemistry at time of application is required. Postdoctoral research or teaching experience is preferred.


The successful candidates will contribute to the teaching mission of the Department, establish productive collaborations with the interdisciplinary STEM TRAIL Center ( and actively seek external funding to establish a productive DBER research program to develop innovative ways to improve student success. Teaching foundational courses and in-depth courses in chemistry is expected. The chemistry subdiscipline is open, but the Department in experiencing particularly strong enrollment growth in organic chemistry and biochemistry.


The Chemistry Department currently has 16 faculty members serving over 100 undergraduate majors and supporting approximately 900 students per semester from other disciplines in undergraduate courses ( Undergraduate education is the primary mission of the Department, and research involving undergraduate students is supported by the university and expected for tenure track faculty. Faculty in the Department are committed to excellence in chemistry education and many are actively engaged in multidisciplinary DBER projects, including programs supported by the National Science Foundation.  The Department offers an ACS accredited Bachelor’s degree as well as Bachelor’s programs in Chemistry Education and in Medicinal Chemistry.


The university, college, 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 ( UNO is both a metropolitan university of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution. UNO transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts and Sciences that is actively engaged with other colleges on the campus as well as community partners.


The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area) that ranks highly for quality of life, affordability, and economic strength. Omaha is home to four Fortune 500 companies, several biomedical research institutions, and numerous government and non-profit organizations.


Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Joshua Darr (

For more details about the positions and to apply go to: Chemistry Education:


Complete the online application and upload 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae with the contact information for three references; and 3) statement of research goals; 4) statement of teaching experiences and interests past teaching/mentoring evaluations if available; 5) a statement describing the applicant's experiences with and planned commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; 6) a “portfolio” PDF file of up to 4 representative publications.


Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.


The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.