Assistant Professor in Integrative Disease Biology

Lincoln, Nebraska
Commensurate with experience
November 12 2021
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Full Time
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The School of Biological Sciences (SBS), in College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Integrative Disease Biology. The successful candidate will use integrative approaches to study causes, processes, and prevention of diseases in the natural world. This position will play a key role in furthering SBS goals to integrate across biological levels to discover interactions that shape life and health to solve global challenges. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. They will be expected to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of SBS, as well as be committed to diversity and inclusive excellence. A PhD in biology or a related discipline, research experience in integrative disease biology, and postdoctoral or equivalent training is required.  Preferred candidates will build upon and expand existing research and teaching expertise in the SBS (, the Nebraska Center for Virology (, have experience in grant writing and instruction, and will enhance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( We especially encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.

The successful candidate will receive dedicated lab and office space and a competitive start-up package. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with an accomplished group of integrative biologists in SBS, the Nebraska Center for Virology, and other units across the UNL campus. The School of Biological Sciences is a collegial, friendly, and welcoming place to work. As articulated in our strategic plans, SBS, CAS, and UNL are committed to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of our mission from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty and staff. The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, provides an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with a lively music and art scene, a collection of over 120 parks, and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living. Learn more about the city of Lincoln at

Applicants should go to, requisition F_210178, complete the Faculty Academic/Administrative Information form, and upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s interest in the position and their qualifications; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a document with research, teaching, and diversity statements; and (4) the names and contact information for three references. The research statement should be two pages and describe research interests, summarize research experience, and detail future plans. The teaching statement should be one page and summarize instructional strategies, experience, and interests. A one-page diversity statement should describe perspectives on and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Combine the three statements into a single file and upload as “Other Document.” Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success. 

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

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