Open Rank Professor - Statistical Geneticist | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: F_220021 Department: Statistics IANR-0832 Description of Work: The incumbent, as an expert in statistical genetics, will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR , as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in the theory and methodology of statistical genetics. The research apportionment includes: development of novel techniques for the analysis of data arising from the integration of phenotypic and genomic data and other problems in quantitative genetics; seeking and establishing effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with existing research groups; connecting with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and educational programming; effectively obtaining and leveraging external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; publishing in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participating in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translating research-based information into learner-centered products. The teaching apportionment includes: creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of the incumbent's programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing. Research 50% Research opportunities include the development of statistical theory and methods needed to integrate multiple types of genomic data (e.g., SNP and low-pass sequencing) for genomic prediction in economically important plant and animal species and deciphering the underling mechanisms driving genetic variation for their important traits. Collaboration with researchers in departments such as Animal Science (who have access large and unique populations of cattle and swine) and Agronomy & Horticulture (who have access to state-of-the-art crop phenomics data) is encouraged as is collaborative research with other departments. Teaching 50% The incumbent will be expected to teach up to three regular courses per academic year at the undergraduate, Master's, or PhD level with the topics to be appropriate for the incumbent's expertise. Specific teaching responsibilities could include courses in mixed model theory and applications, and statistical genetics theory and methods. In addition, the incumbent will participate in program and curriculum improvement. Specific course and other teaching-related assignments may vary over time based on Department priorities. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources ( IANR ) and Animal Science are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups. 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination . Minimum Required Qualifications: PhD in Statistics with an emphasis on statistical genetics or closely related field. Written work on statistical genetics including methodology and applications or closely related fields. Proven computational proficiency. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in statistical genetics in a field of importance to IANR . Experience with multiple data types. Excellent communication skills. Proven record of  teaching at the university level. Interest in working with diverse and/or under-represented communities or groups Job Type: 9 Month

Lincoln, Nebraska

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