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    Two Biology Faculty Positions at the University of Nebraska - Kearney


    Chris Merkord
    • Employer: University of Nebraska - Kearney
      Location: Kearney, Nebraska
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/19/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Dr. Dustin H. Ranglack <privateemail17146@community.esa.org>
    Date: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM
    Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Two Biology Faculty Positions at the University of Nebraska - Kearney
    To: ECOLOG-L@community.esa.org <ECOLOG-L@community.esa.org>

     

    Hi All-

    My department is advertising for two tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall 2019. The announcements (below) are very broadly defined as we are hoping for applicants with a wide range of skills, but expertise in areas of ecology, evolution, biostatistics, and/or STEM education and outreach are of particular need. One of the positions will participate in a currently funded Corn Root Microbiome grant for the first two years of employment, but the person does not need expertise in corn root microbiomes, they just need some skill that can be applied to the grant (statistics, STEM outreach and/or education, etc.). These are primarily teaching positions (2-3 courses per semester), but there is strong support for developing an active research program with MS and undergraduate students. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me directly: ranglackdh@unk.edu. I hope that you will forward this on as far and wide as possible.

    Cheers,

    Dustin

     

    Associate/Assistant Professor (Ecology), Biology, 55511

    Job Description or Duties: 

    We are seeking applicants with experience and expertise in the areas of ecology, evolution, biostatistics and/or STEM education and outreach.

    Duties will include teaching on-campus undergraduate and graduate courses and online graduate courses depending on the needs in the department, creating a successful independent research program involving students, and performing service to the department, university, and profession. Must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and the ability to develop an externally funded research program that involves undergraduate students.

    Required Qualifications:

    Earned doctorate in biology or relevant area, two recent publications in peer-reviewed journals, and teaching experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Post-doctoral experience; strong background in quantitative skills (e.g., biological statistics); ability and desire to teach a course in Evolution, experience mentoring undergraduate student research; skill in online course delivery methods; grant writing experience and commitment to undergraduate education.

    HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins 02/19/2019. For more information and to apply visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu/. For more information about the position contact: For questions regarding the position contact: Dr. Keith Geluso; gelusok1@unk.edu; 308 865 8982. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or employment@unk.edu.

     

    Assistant Professor (Root Microbiome), Biology, 54914

    Job Description or Duties: 

    We are seeking applicants with experience and expertise in the areas of ecology, evolution, biostatistics and/or STEM education and outreach.              

    Duties will include teaching on-campus undergraduate and graduate courses and online graduate courses depending on the needs in the department, creating a successful independent research program involving students, and performing service to the department, university, and profession. Must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and the ability to develop an externally funded research program that involves undergraduate students. Assist with a grant that is examining the role of the microbiome in the productivity of corn. The grant will provide startup funding and additional teaching course release for the remaining two years of the grant, after which the position will be continued in the department with the standard teaching, research, and service expectations for the department.

    Required Qualifications:

    Earned doctorate in biology or relevant area, two recent publications in peer-reviewed journals, and teaching experience. Expertise to assist with EPSCoR grant

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Post-doctoral experience; strong background in quantitative skills (e.g., biological statistics); ability and desire to teach a course in Evolution, experience mentoring undergraduate student research; skill in online course delivery methods; evidence of grant writing; ability to participate in the Corn Root Microbiome grant. Commitment to undergraduate education.

    HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins 02/19/2019. For more information and to apply visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu/. For more information about the position contact: For questions regarding the position contact: Dr. Keith Geluso; gelusok1@unk.edu; 308 865 8982. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or employment@unk.edu.

     

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.

    The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,500 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. http://www.unk.edu/

    The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney 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. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.

    For a copy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Police and Parking Services or visit the website: http://www.unk.edu/annual_security_report

    Dustin H. Ranglack, Ph.D.
    Certified Wildlife Biologist®
    Assistant Professor
    IACUC Chair
    Dept. of Biology
    University of Nebraska – Kearney
    www.ranglacklab.com

     

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