Assistant Professor - Structural Biology-CryoEMDepartment:
F_210230Posting Open Date:
12/21/2021Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
02/15/2022Open Until Filled:
YesDescription of Work:
The new faculty hire will hold an academic-year (9 month) tenure-leading appointment as assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The apportionment of this position is 80% research and 20% teaching. The incumbent will conduct a successful research and teaching program in the broad area of structural biology using cryo-EM methodologies. Minimum Required Qualifications:
The incumbent is expected to maintain a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported research and teaching program contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Biochemistry and IANR, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. Research conducted by the incumbent is expected to address important questions that build upon and expand current strengths of the Biochemistry Department, IANR and UNL, such as in structural biology and molecular mechanisms of disease. Complimentary expertise and collaborations are anticipated to arise with colleagues in the Biochemistry Department and the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, and other research centers such as the Nebraska Redox Biology Center, Virology Center, and the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Contributions to the teaching mission are expected to average 0.20 FTE, by providing expert knowledge of structural biology, protein structure and function, and teaching in the core areas of biochemistry and the molecular life sciences, as well as recruiting, advising, and mentoring. Specific teaching assignments may change according to program needs. The successful candidate is expected to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences; participate in scientific meetings and other professional activities; and serve on department, college, and UNL committees as appropriate.
In the area of work covered by the position the incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, complementary research groups, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. The incumbent is expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university levels.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or allied field.
- Two or more years of postdoctoral experience.
- A strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.
How to Apply:
- Experience in grant writing, teaching in biochemistry or related fields, and mentoring students.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Expertise in cryo-EM.
- Demonstrated potential for collaborative research.
Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
- A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Succinct statement of your planned research program.
- Statement of philosophy and approach to teaching.
- Statement of diversity and your experience contributing to inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (two page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement).
Please combine the research, teaching, and diversity statements (items 3, 4 and 5) into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.”
Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee via email to [email protected]
or via mail to:
Department of Biochemistry
University of Nebraska
N200 Beadle Center
Lincoln, NE 68588-0664 USA
To learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Department of Biochemistry and the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, visit https://biochem.unl.edu
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Rachel SzelagJob Category (old):
Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type:
9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?: