Assistant Professor in Genes, Genomes and Evolution 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

Posted 10/20/2023

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 academic-year, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Genes, Genomes, and Evolution. The successful candidate will work broadly to elucidate molecular or cellular mechanisms that link genes and traits using an integrative approach in any plant, animal, or microbial system in an evolutionary context. This position will play a key role in furthering SBS goals to integrate across biological levels to understand how organisms develop, function, interact with, and adapt to their environment. This is the second of what is expected to be a cluster of at least two faculty in this area.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. They will be expected to contribute to the university’s mission to promote diversity and inclusive excellence, establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, be dedicated to education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be committed to inclusive teaching.

A Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline; research experience in genes, genomes, and evolution, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications; and postdoctoral or equivalent training are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (assessed with rubric based on; the ability to build upon and expand existing research in SBS (; a commitment to teaching at the undergrad and graduate levels; and the likelihood of success at obtaining intramural grants, judged by the research statement.

Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to [email protected].


Last Updated 10/23/2023