Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Chemical Education Research


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is anticipated to emphasize research that complements current departmental efforts in chemical education. This includes research areas such as assessment, fundamental investigations of student learning in chemistry, investigations of efficacy and effectiveness of research-based instructional strategies, and student retention in chemistry. The anticipated start date is August 2016.

UNL is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service. UNL is a Carnegie Foundation “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity” university and is strongly committed to becoming a leading institution in discipline-based education research. The successful candidate will join a team of over ten faculty conducting discipline-based education research across a number of campus units, including the Departments of Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences as well as the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Natural Resources.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in chemistry or biochemistry or allied discipline. Preferred qualifications include a strong record of scholarly activity, potential for developing an externally funded research program in chemical education, and expertise in the teaching of chemistry content or pedagogy to undergraduate and/or graduate students.

For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160086. Applicants should attach a vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests (maximum of six pages combined), contact information for three references, and a personal statement. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by email to ChemSearch@unl.edu or to Search Committee, Attn: JaMel Ways, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 551 Hamilton Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: ChemSearch@unl.edu, or Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 551 Hamilton Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304 (Fax: 402-472-9402).

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016, and continue until the position has been filled. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/noticenondiscrimination.