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Assistant Professor in Chemistry - Medicine Relevant Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salary is commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Working Title Assistant Professor in Chemistry - Medicine Relevant Synthetic Organic Chemistry Department Chemistry-1078 Requisition Number F_230131 Posting Open Date 07/28/2023 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 11/01/2023 Posting Close Date   Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

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 in biomedically relevant synthetic organic chemistry and would be affiliated with the Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (NCIBC; NCIBC focuses on probing spatial and temporal aspects of chemical and biochemical communication. Possible areas include but are not limited to novel organic synthetic methodologies, natural product synthesis, catalysis, drug discovery, and/or medicinal chemistry. The successful candidate should demonstrate the capability of teaching in basic, advanced, and graduate-level chemistry courses. The anticipated start date is August 2024.

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 committed to further strengthening its research standing.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or an allied discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong record of scholarly activity as evidenced by a significant publication record.
  • Potential for developing an externally funded research program in biomedically relevant chemical biology or synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Expertise in the teaching of chemistry content or pedagogy to undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Work Location (City, State) Lincoln, NE 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:


  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Statement of research interests (up to six pages).
  4. Statement of teaching interests (up to one full page).
  5. Diversity statement.
  6. Contact information for three references.

Please combine the statement of research interests, the statement of teaching interests, and the diversity statement into one file and upload as “Other Document”.

Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by email to or to:

Search Committee
Attn: Emma Dolenshek
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0304

Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to or:

Search Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
545 Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0304

(Fax: 402-472-9402)

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Sarah Woodman,

Job Category   Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading Job Type 9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date   Planned Hire Date August 2024 Appointment End Date   Organizational Location Default Location



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