Assistant Professor of Practice
School of Biological Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice in Biology. This position is associated with a vibrant cross-campus community dedicated to promoting life sciences education through a systems-based approach to the study of life featuring a shared core sequence, interactive instruction, education research, and experiential learning.
The successful candidate will provide critical instruction and leadership for the LIFE introductory course sequence taken by life sciences majors across the university. They will teach high-enrollment introductory biology courses, coordinate one introductory biology lab course, and teach an additional biology course within their disciplinary area. They can have instructional expertise in any biology subdiscipline (e.g., molecular biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, genetics, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, ecology, or evolution). They will contribute to the university’s mission to promote inclusive excellence through dedicated teaching, ongoing scholarly development, and professional service. This is a teaching-focused, promotable, non-tenure track position with a multi-year renewable contract.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential to deliver and coordinate effective and inclusive life sciences courses and to work collaboratively with other instructors, lab managers, department staff, teaching assistants, and undergraduate students.
A doctoral degree in biology, biology education, or a related discipline is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (assessed with rubric based on https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/rubric-assessing-candidate-contributions-diversity-equity); teaching interests that complement the needs of the LIFE program and the School of Biological Sciences; and prior experience teaching relevant lecture and/or lab courses.
SBS offers a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and welcoming place to work (learn more at https://biosci.unl.edu), and UNL maintains an active community of discipline-based educational researchers across STEM disciplines. The city of Lincoln, Nebraska provides an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown, a lively music and art scene, over 120 parks, 130 miles of trails, and a low cost of living (learn more at https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/about-lincoln and https://diversity.unl.edu/creating-connections-on-and-off-campus).
Review of applications will begin on February 26, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To apply, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_240009. Complete the Faculty Academic/Administrative Information form and upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter highlighting the candidate’s interests and qualifications; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a document containing teaching and diversity statements; and (4) the names and contact information for three references. The two-page teaching statement should summarize instructional experiences, strategies, and interests. The teaching statement should include one paragraph about how your research background and plans complement your teaching interests. The one-page diversity statement should describe past experiences that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as future plans. Combine the two statements into a single document for upload. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to email@example.com.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success.
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