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Assistant Professor - Geneticist

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 13, 2023

Job Details

UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.

Job Title
Assistant Professor - Geneticist


Essential Functions

The Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a research program in Genetics. The position start date is August 2024. The new faculty member is expected to establish an active, externally-supported research program in an area of genetics. The ideal candidate will have a research program that will synergize with the biomedical/molecular focused research groups in the department. This position will serve a key role in maintaining the growth in both research and teaching that the Department of Biology has demonstrated in recent years. The successful candidate’s expertise will capitalize on current opportunities and will grow future opportunities to enhance research collaborations and teaching activities within the department as well as with faculty in other UNO departments and at other campuses within the University of Nebraska system.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic biology department with strengths in applied ecology, cellular and molecular biology and discipline-based education research. Our faculty is comprised of 23 tenured- or tenure-track faculty and 5 full time instructors. The Department serves approximately 950 undergraduate majors and 25 MS graduate students. In addition to dedicated research space and startup funds, the successful candidate will have access to shared research resources within the department. These include access to our 1700 square foot greenhouse, animal facilities, research-grade microscopes, and to other shared lab equipment, including access to a microplate reader and a sequencing facility housing an Illumina NextSeq 550 and an iSeq 100. Field-based facilities support research and teaching programs in the department; these include the 212-ha Glacier Creek prairie preserve that is located 30 minutes from campus. Access to high performance computing resources is available through the University of Nebraska’s Holland Computing Center which includes Crane and Rhino clusters. Additional core facilities are housed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center located 15 minutes from UNO .

The standard workload assignment in the Department of Biology is 25% research:75% teaching. The successful candidate will contribute to core courses in the undergraduate curriculum as part of a team of instructors teaching courses in Genetics. The successful candidate will also serve as one of the active leaders of the Molecular and Biomedical Biology major within the department and will have minimal advising roles with upper-level students in the major. The candidate will also develop courses for upper level undergraduates and graduate students. Mentorship of undergraduate and graduate student research is expected.

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.

Additional Duties

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biology (or a related field) at the time of application is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit the following electronically through the UNO Employment site at : 1) cover letter 2) CV with contact information for three references 3) statement of research goals 4) statement of teaching experiences and interests and past teaching/mentoring evaluations if available 5) statement describing the applicant’s experiences with and planned commitment to promoting equity, inclusion, and accessibility among diverse student learners and the campus community, and 6) a “portfolio” PDF file of up to 4 representative publications. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Paul Denton at Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023.


University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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