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Assistant Professor in Chemistry - Medicine Relevant Synthetic Organic Chemistry
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Date Posted Aug. 7, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Chemistry - Medicine Relevant Synthetic Organic Chemistry
University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, United States
Department Department of Chemistry and Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - Organic
    Chemistry - Medicinal
Position Information


Working Title

Assistant Professor in Chemistry - Medicine


Synthetic Organic Chemistry



Requisition NumberF_230131

Posting Open Date07/28/2023

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)11/01/2023

Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled


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, NEPre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check RequiredNoPosted 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 LeadingJob Type9 MonthPosition funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?NoIf Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire DateAugust 2024Appointment End Date
Organizational LocationDefault Location

  • The University of Nebraska has an active NSF ADVANCE gender equity program and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance and dual careers.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Search Chair
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Hamilton Hall
    Rm. 551
    Lincoln, NE 68588-0304
  • 402-472-3634


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