University of Nebraska at Omaha — Instructor, College of Arts and Sciences

INDS Instructor Announcement

The University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for five full-time instructors whose primary responsibility will be teaching sections of INDS/EXPL 1000, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, and whose secondary teaching responsibility will be in a home disciplinary department. These are full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure positions renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The anticipated start date is August 17, 2020. The workload for each position will be 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters with the possibility of summer teaching and/or advising, including the possibility of funding for summer 2020.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to working with first- and second-year college students exploring a wide array of academic major options. A candidate’s primary academic discipline can come from any of the natural or social sciences or the humanities, but ideally the candidate will have a strong academic background in or experience with interdisciplinary programs, pedagogies, and curricula. College-level teaching experience and knowledge of high impact practices (HIPs) is strongly preferred. While their primary responsibility would be to teach INDS/EXPL 1000, these instructors will also have opportunities to teach in their assigned home disciplinary departments. Requirements: earned doctorate in any collegiate discipline typically housed within a College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., math, English, history, psychology, sociology, chemistry, physics) or in an interdisciplinary program; demonstrated teaching excellence; demonstrated success in working with the needs of first- and second-year college students, including those students from underrepresented groups.

With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation and transfer college students and is also actively engaged with the dynamic and demographically diverse Omaha community in myriad ways. UNO is also an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts & Sciences that is actively engaged with others colleges on the campus as well as community partners.

The university and College 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. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. 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 it programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Please send the following materials (a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and a 1-2 page teaching philosophy statement and three letters of reference) as directed below: Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and a 1-2 page statement to the UNO HR website, The 1-2 page statement should 1) address the candidate’s teaching philosophy in interdisciplinary pedagogy and how the candidate has fostered success with first- and second-year college students; and 2) address the candidate’s philosophy on diversity, including but not limited to addressing the needs of students from underrepresented groups. Letters of reference should be mailed to Dr. Tammie M. Kennedy, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, 189G Arts & Sciences Hall Bldg., 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, or can be sent via email to Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2020, and will continue until positions are filled. If emailing materials, please put “INDS Instructor” in the subject line.