University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Behavioral Neurobiology Assistant Professor


The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Behavioral Neurobiology. This is an academic- year position for a scientist who studies the neurobiological basis of behavior. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of success in using advanced molecular, cellular, biochemical, physiological, genetic or genomic approaches to study the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie animal behavior. Preferred candidates will use organismal and experimental approaches in model or non-model animals and will complement existing research expertise in the School of Biological Sciences ( by adding neurobiological approaches. Applicants should have demonstrated success in conducting research that integrates across multiple levels of biological organization. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the School of Biological Sciences by developing course offerings in neurobiology and related fields. A PhD (or equivalent) and experience in neurobiology is required. A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research and classroom teaching experience is preferred. 

The successful candidate will receive a competitive start-up package and will have the opportunity to work with an accomplished group of behavioral biologists in the School of Biological Sciences, and other neurobiologists in the Department of Psychology (, the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior (, and other units across the UNL campus. The School of Biological Sciences works to provide a collegial, friendly, and welcoming place to work. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of the school, the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. The city of Lincoln, Nebraska boasts an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with lively music and art scene and a collection of over 120 parks and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living. To learn more about the University of Nebraska and the School of Biological Sciences, visit 

Applicants should go to, search for requisition number F_190180 complete the Faculty Academic/administrative Information form, attach a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a research statement that summarizes experience and includes future plans, a statement of teaching strategies/experience/interests, a statement of strengths and experiences in the area of diversity and inclusion, and include the names and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to Review of applications will begin on 11/08/2019 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 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, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: