Working Title Asst. Professor - Lipid Metabolism and/or Lipid Signaling
Requisition Number F210125
Posting Open Date
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all
application materials before review date) 11/01/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Description of Work
The incumbent holds a tenure-track 9-month appointment (academic year) as
assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the Institute of
Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and
conducts a successful research and teaching program in the broad area of lipid
metabolism and/or lipid-based signaling that advances current knowledge in
areas of nutrition and risk factors, and the mechanisms underlying obesity and
relevant human diseases.
In the research appointment the incumbent addresses important questions that
build upon and expand current strengths of the Biochemistry Department, IANR
and UNL, such as metabolic function and dysfunction, nutritional biochemistry,
mitochondrial biology, obesity, immunometabolic responses, bioenergetics,
and/or cell-cell and inter-organelle communication, working through
complementary expertise and collaborations with colleagues in the Biochemistry
Department, the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases, and
other research centers such as the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular
Communication, Redox Biology Center, Virology Center, and the Center for Plant
Science Innovation. Contributions to the teaching mission average 0.20 FTE, by
providing expert knowledge of lipid metabolism, lipid signaling, and teaching
in the core areas of biochemistry and the molecular life sciences, as well as
recruiting, advising, and mentoring students. Specific teaching assignments
may change according to program needs.
The incumbent publishes research findings in peer-reviewed journals in the
life sciences; participates in scientific meetings and other professional
activities; and accepts committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and
other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit,
college/division, institute, and/or university levels.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances
creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of
Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Biochemistry are
committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are
inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications
from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
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
https:// www. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cell biology,
physiology, microbiology, or molecular biology.
Two or more-years of postdoctoral experience.
A strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed
Experience in grant writing, teaching in biochemistry or related fields,
mentoring students, excellent communication skills, and ability to work
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
How to Apply
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A letter of interest.
Contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: email@example.com).
A succinct statement of your research program.
A statement of philosophy and approach to teaching.
A statement of diversity and your experience contributing to inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum).
Please combine research, teaching, and diversity statements (items 4, 5 and 6
above) into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.”
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Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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