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Assistant Professor in Biocultural Anthropology - Epigenetics

Employer
University of Nebraska
Location
Lincoln County, Nebraska
Closing date
Jun 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
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Description of Work
The School of Global Integrative Studies (SGIS), Anthropology division, invites applications for a Biocultural Anthropologist to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in August 2022. This search is in collaboration with the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center (RDAR), National Institute of General Medical Science's Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. TheRDARcenter brings together researchers who focus on brain chemistry, social patterns of drug use, epigenetic understandings of biology and experience, and others to understand the full experience (from "synapses to society") of drug addiction in rural contexts (see https://rdar.unl.edu for more information). The successful candidate will develop an outstanding research program atSGISthat results in peer-reviewed publications and external funding appropriate to the subdiscipline and that can accommodate participation of graduate and undergraduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses along with contributing to program, college, and university affairs, as appropriate to their rank.
We seek applicants who are theoretically grounded and empirically engaged in biocultural anthropology with a specialty in epigenetics. This includes, but is not limited to, field and/or lab-based research, as well as the statistical analysis and bioinformatics aspects of epigenetic datasets. In the area of teaching, we seek a colleague prepared to play an active role in expanding health-related curricular offerings and who can teach courses ranging from introductory undergraduate to graduate levels. Candidates whose qualifications bridge into this specialty areas are encouraged to apply.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln andSGISare looking for experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching, engagement in scholarly work, and experience in research mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience with inclusive pedagogical practices and who provide evidence of experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination .
Minimum Required Qualifications
- PhD in Anthropology or a related field at time of appointment.
- A research agenda, with, or promise of, external funding and publications in relevant peer-reviewed venues.
- Evidence of excellence in undergraduate university-level teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
- Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching, engagement in scholarly work, and experience in research mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
- Demonstrated experience with inclusive pedagogical practices and who provide evidence of experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required No
Posted Salary
How to Apply
Click "Apply for this Job" and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
- Cover letter.
- Curriculum vitae including list of publications; presentations; past, current, and pending funding; and research and teaching appointments.
- A statement describing:
- Research, teaching interests, and experience.
- Your potential to foster intra and interdepartmental connections.
- Your experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities.
- What skills you might bring to collaboration withRDARresearchers.
- List of three references.
Please attach statement as "Other Document."
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Ray Hames
rhames2@unl.edu
Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type Full-Time
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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Planned Hire Date 08/15/2022
Appointment End Date
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Required Documents
Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References
- Other Document
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