Tenure-track Faculty Position in Human Health and the Environment

Location
Omaha, Nebraska
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 21 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Human Health and the Environment

The Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor focusing on the relationship between Human Health and the Environment starting August 2022. A Ph.D. in the life sciences at time of application is required. Postdoctoral research or teaching experience is preferred. 

The successful candidate will contribute to core courses in the undergraduate biology and environmental science curriculum and senior/graduate level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will establish an active, externally-funded research program addressing the links between Human Health and the Environment with a focus on topics related to how changes in the natural environment impact human health. While the area of research should have relevance for human health, use of human subjects is not required. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: “One Health”; impacts of chemical contaminants or pollutants on health at the molecular, physiological, organismal, or public health levels; the interplay between the natural environment and the evolution of microbial resistance; emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, and/or climate change and human health. 

The Department comprises 29 faculty members serving over 950 undergraduate majors and approximately 25 graduate students. Shared facilities include two next-generation sequencing instruments, access to high performance computing resources, as well as a 1700 square foot greenhouse. Field-based facilities support research and teaching programs in the department; these include a 212-ha prairie preserve with access to a local stream system.

The university, college, and Department of Biology have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community (https://www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/mission.php). UNO is both a metropolitan university of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution. UNO transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts and Sciences that is actively engaged with other colleges on the campus as well as community partners.

The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area) that ranks highly for quality of life, affordability, and economic strength. Omaha is home to four Fortune 500 companies, several biomedical research institutions, and numerous government and non-profit organizations. 

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. John P. McCarty (jmccarty@unomaha.edu). For more details about the position and to apply go to: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/13945.   Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or any other website will not be reviewed or considered.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date.  Applications received after the review date may be considered. 

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.

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