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Job ID: 141180

Science Literacy and Engagement
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Date Posted Apr. 13, 2020
Title Science Literacy and Engagement
University University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, United States
Department IANR
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date June 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Environmental Science & Ecology
    Engineering/Engineering Extension
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska seeks qualified candidates with expertise in developing and delivering innovative educational strategies. The successful candidate will engage learners in both formal and non-formal learning environments, resulting in an increased interest in content and cognate careers related to Science Literacy. Note: 20% of the position is targeted toward formal learning environments.

The position is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-leading or tenured position located in one of the life sciences and/or education units in IANR at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. Awarding of tenure will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicant.

Recognizing inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, IANR and the life sciences and/or education units are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all. We actively encourage applications from, and nominations of, individuals from underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. Partnering with discipline-based education researchers (DBER) on best practices for innovative and transformative non-formal science education is also expected.

The REQUIRED qualifications:
A doctoral degree in an agricultural or natural resource science, engineering, education, science education, instructional design, or a closely related field (degree must be completed before employment begins), and evidence of work in a multi-disciplinary team/collaborative environment.

The PREFERRED qualifications:
Preferences will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: demonstrated experience developing and deploying innovative curricula to enhance science literacy skills among learners; established record of scholarly activity (journal articles; presentations, creative work); demonstrated record of, or potential for, acquiring external funding; and/or work with underserved audiences.

How to Apply: To view details of the position and create an application, go to Search for position F_200081. Click on "Apply to this job." Complete the application. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: Review of applications to begin on 05/24/2020 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

  • 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

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Contact Information

  • Alesia Zaruba
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    300 Agriculture Hall
    Lincoln, NE 68583-0708


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