Asst. Professor - Lipid Metabolism and/or Lipid Signaling

University of Nebaraska-Lincoln

United States

November 1, 2021

Description

Position Information Working Title Asst. Professor - Lipid Metabolism and/or Lipid Signaling

Department Biochemistry-0831 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 publications.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in grant writing, teaching in biochemistry or related fields, mentoring students, excellent communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively.

    Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Criminal History Background Check Required Posted Salary How to Apply

    Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  • A letter of interest.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: biochemistrysearch@unl.edu).
  • 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.”

    For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

    Leann Galusha leann.galusha@unl.edu

    Job Category Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading Job Type 9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date Appointment End Date

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    Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

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