Lecturer - Crime Scene Investigation

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, US


The Forensic Science Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a crime scene investigation position at the rank of lecturer. This 9-month (academic year) non-tenure track appointment is 100% teaching. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Specific Duties:

  • Developing and teaching forensic science classes at the undergraduate level. 
  • Mentoring undergraduate students. 
  • Complimenting and expanding the existing experts in the Forensic Science program at UNL. 

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and CASNR are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in forensic science or a closely related field. 
  • Training or professional work experience in forensic science. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of crime scene investigation, including but not limited to the scientific theory of crime scene investigation, crime scene reconstruction, advanced knowledge of proper crime scene protocol, and evidence identification and processing techniques. 
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in physical evidence analysis, bloodstain patterns, photography/imaging, crime scene management, microscopy, and impression evidence. 
  • Previous professional experience in either a forensic laboratory setting, forensic science investigations unit, or as an independent forensic consultant. 

Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.



How to apply

Application Process 

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_240033. Click “Apply for this Job” and then “Faculty Application.” Complete the information form and attach the following documents: 

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, your anticipated contributions to teaching, and your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2-page maximum). See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement. 
  2. Your curriculum vitae. 
  3. Contact information for three professional references. 

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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.