The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Arts and Sciences seeks to fill up to two tenure-track or tenured positions as part of a campus-wide initiative focusing on the development of a nationally recognized program of excellence in science education. The positions, to be associated with tenure homes in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, or Physics and Astronomy, are anticipated to emphasize research and/or outreach activities related to student learning in science, particularly in relation to recruitment, education, or retention of future science teachers. The anticipated start date is August 2011.
UNL is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service. UNL is a Carnegie Foundation “high research activity” university and an AAU member.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of life, physical, or Earth sciences and/or education. Preferences will be given to applicants with a record of scholarly activity, demonstrated potential for developing an externally funded research program, and expertise in the teaching of science content or pedagogy to all students.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching duties will include graduate and undergraduate courses appropriate for the home science department, including courses that promote recruitment, training, and/or retention of science teachers. The successful candidates will develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program, and work with faculty across the entire campus to move UNL to a position of national leadership in science education.
Rank/Salary/Benefits: Assistant or associate professor, tenure-track or tenured. UNL offers a benefits package that makes available: group life, health, disability insurance and family coverage programs; TIAA/CREF and or Fidelity Investment Fund retirement plans; and dependent tuition remission.
Applications: To be considered for one of these positions, go to http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number 100632, and complete the faculty academic administrative information form. Applicants should attach a vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, contact information for three references, and a personal statement, which should also identify a potential home science department. Candidates for the assistant professor position should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by e-mail to Brenda West (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2010, and continue until the position has been filled.
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action and equal opportunity and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We assure accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act; contact Brenda West at 402-472-3904 for assistance. It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln not to discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation. AA/EEO details may be secured by contacting the Office of Equity, Access and Diversity Programs, 128 Canfield Administration Building, P.O. Box 88043, UNL, Lincoln, NE 68588-0747, or by phoning 402-472-3417. Employment eligibility verification is required for all new hires pursuant to the Immigration and Control Act of 1986.