Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Lincoln, Nebraska
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
October 12 2017
Requisition #F_170109
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Assistant Professor in Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is anticipated to emphasize research in the development of novel methodologies directed toward probing spatial and temporal aspects of chemical and biochemical communication and could be affiliated with the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication ( Possible areas include the development of novel methodologies such as sensors or probes of cellular functions or cell-cell interactions based on bioorthogonal chemistry, activity-based proteomics, single molecule spectroscopy, nucleic acid chemistry or carbohydrate chemistry. The faculty member filling the proposed position should demonstrate the capability of teaching in general chemistry and/or lower division organic chemistry. Additional courses could include physical, bioanalytical, biophysical, or bioorganic chemistry at graduate and undergraduate levels, depending on the specific expertise of the individual hired. The anticipated start date is August 2018.

UNL is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service. UNL is a Carnegie Foundation “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity” university and is committed to further strengthening its research standing.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in chemistry or biochemistry or allied discipline. Preferred qualifications include a strong record of scholarly activity, the potential for developing an externally funded research program in novel methodologies, and the capability of teaching in general chemistry and/or lower division organic chemistry.

For consideration, applicants must complete the online Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at, requisition F_170109. Applicants should attach a vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests (maximum of six pages combined), contact information for three references, and a personal statement. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by email to or to Search Committee, Attn: Jamie Aldag, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position has been filled. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to, or Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 545 Hamilton Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304 (Fax: 402-472-9402).

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