Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Nebraska – Omaha

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Post-doctoral Research Associate: STEM Critical Zone Science and Education Outreach, Geography/Geology

University of Nebraska – Omaha

The Department of Geography/Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska – Omaha invite applications for a STEM Research Associate in Critical Zone science and education outreach at UNO’s Glacier Creek Preserve to begin March 2019 (start date negotiable). A Ph.D. in a geoscience discipline and proven expertise is required (ABD applicants are acceptable) and previous work in STEM education is desirable. This position is focused on critical zone research at Glacier Creek Preserve and supports an interdisciplinary STEM education program at UNO that involves multiple Colleges. In addition to advancing basic critical zone science research, the successful candidate will help coordinate an expanded STEM education program, with a focus on the use of Glacier Creek Preserve as an instructional and research venue, and provide support for the development and delivery of innovative STEM education in undergraduate and graduate coursework, as well as assessment on teaching and learning in this context. The position is 75% research and 25% percent teaching. Teaching duties include: teaching 1 – 2 undergraduate or graduate courses annually (via online or hybrid courses), ideally targeted at pre-service or in-service teachers in science, and/or graduate coursework, at the discretion of cognizant Science Department Chairperson and/or other activities within the candidate’s expertise that fulfill components of the UNO STEM Phase II Strategic Plan. Opportunities for coordinating the development of STEM undergraduate and graduate courses, educational projects, curriculum activities, and instructional modules that can take full advantage of the natural context of Glacier Creek Preserve are available. It is fully expected that the candidate will be productive in writing—inclusive of manuscripts and grant proposals. This position is a one-year contract with the potential for multi-year(s) renewal upon successful completion of year one.

Please contact Ashlee Dere ( with questions. Application materials (CV, cover letter) can be submitted to: 


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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.


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