Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

University of Nebraska-Omaha
October 08 2018
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Full Time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in immunobiology starting August 11, 2019.  A Ph.D. in the life sciences and postdoctoral research experience are required.

The university and department are strongly committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

We are seeking candidates with research interests in the broad field of immunobiology or immunology. The new faculty member is expected to establish an active, externally-supported research program, and develop synergies with ongoing research in the department. These synergies could include host-microbe interactions, infectious diseases, and cancer biology. Candidate research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: mechanisms of immune system function, regulation, evolution, ecological immunology, comparative immunology, and the immune system’s role in health and disease.

In addition to collaborations within the department, the successful candidate will have opportunities for collaboration with faculty in other UNO departments and at other campuses within the University of Nebraska system.

The standard faculty workload assignment in the Department of Biology is at most 75% teaching, which may be reduced by external funding. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching the core course of Immunology, Introductory Biology for majors, and will have the opportunity to develop an upper level/graduate level specialty course. Mentorship of undergraduate and graduate student research is expected.

An online submission is required to apply. Apply at

Upload the following information in addition to the online application: 1) a cover letter; 2) current CV with contact information for three references and 3) a “portfolio” file with the following: (i) statement of research goals; (ii) statement of teaching experiences and interests; (iii) PDF copies of 2 to 4 representative publications; Letters of recommendation from three references should be sent to Ms. Nicole Hernandez by e-mail to or postal mail to University of Nebraska Omaha, Department of Biology, Omaha, NE 68182-0040. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jill Blankenship,, Chair of the Immunology Search Committee.

Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2018.

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.

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