University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant Professor, Computational Biochemistry

Assistant Professor – Computational Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska at Omaha 

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in computational biochemistry. As part of our strategic plan to expand and enhance STEM education and research in the Department and on campus, we seek candidates who will focus on effective teaching, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion, and developing a productive research program. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching mission of the Department, establish productive research collaborations and actively seek external funding to establish a productive research program. Teaching foundational courses in general chemistry and biochemistry is expected. Teaching in-depth courses in an area of expertise is encouraged. A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field at time of application is required. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. 

The Chemistry Department currently has 17 faculty members serving over 100 undergraduate majors and supporting approximately and supporting approximately 900 students per semester from other disciplines in undergraduate courses (https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/chemistry/index.php). Undergraduate education is the primary mission of the Department, and research involving undergraduate students is supported by the university and expected for tenure-track faculty. Faculty in the Department are committed to both education and research and many are actively engaged in multidisciplinary projects, including programs supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition, the Department has a close collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). This collaboration involves both courses and research and the candidate would have the opportunity to join that collaboration. The Department offers an ACS-accredited Bachelor’s degree as well as Bachelor’s programs in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry Education, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

The University, College, and Department 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. 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. To learn more about how UNO lives its metropolitan, see Growing With and Within our Thriving Community. 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. 

To apply for the position, go to Computational Biochemistry Faculty Position: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/16135. All application materials must be submitted online through the application portal. To apply, complete the online application and upload 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae with the contact information for three references; and 3) statement of research goals; 4) statement of teaching experiences and interests and past teaching/mentoring evaluations if available; 5) a statement describing the applicant’s experiences with and planned commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and 6) a “portfolio” PDF file of up to 4 representative publications. The review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. John Conrad (jaconrad@unomaha.edu). 

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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