Assistant Professor, Geology, University of Nebraska Omaha

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Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:15

Assistant Professor, Geology, University of Nebraska Omaha

The Department of Geography/Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Geology. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track position starting August 16, 2021. We seek applicants with a passion for undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research. Typically, the successful candidate will have a 3 course per semester equivalent teaching load (75%), with a 25% research assignment. The candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory General Education courses, core Geology courses like Mineralogy, Sedimentology, and Historical Geology, as well as introductory and upper division courses in an area of expertise. Mentoring undergraduate research will also be expected. Research expectations include publishing and applying for funding to support research activities.  We are strongly interested in candidates who seek to work collaboratively with other researchers, both inside and external of UNO. An interest in STEM pedagogic research complements existing university strengths and is particularly welcome.

With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways (more info). The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts and Sciences that is actively engaged in excellent instruction with a focus on undergraduate research. The university and Geology program have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment where all students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed. 

Important Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Unofficial transcript
  4. Statement of research Goals
  5. Statement of teaching experience/interests
  6. Statement describing the applicant’s experiences with and planned commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  7. Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists)

Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email will not be reviewed or considered.

Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date.  Applications received after the review date may be considered.  For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Ashlee Dere, Associate Professor,; 402-554-3317.

The University is committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer. 

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