Research and Extension Director

Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center Director
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks an innovative, visionary leader for the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC). Located near Mead, Nebraska, the ENREC is situated in a highly productive agricultural area that is easily accessible to the urban populations of Omaha and Lincoln, providing an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to foster the development and delivery of effective and timely research and extension education programming in the metro district of the ENREC, as well as in the northeast and southeast districts. The director serves as the chief administrator for the ENREC, reports to the deans and directors of the Cooperative Extension Division and the Agricultural Research Division within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and is responsible for:
• Ensuring an inclusive culture within the Center that appreciates and recognizes all contributions to the ENREC team, encourages collaboration and innovation, and engages the abilities of all to fully realize the potential of the team, and of each team member;
• Managing financial resources responsibly to maximize the effectiveness of those resources, exhibiting fiscal discipline and utilizing best fiscal management practices;
• Ensuring opportunities are open to all, programs are inclusive of all constituencies, and that every effort is made to engage diverse audiences, especially those that are traditionally underrepresented; and
• Synthesizing a vision for the Center with input from faculty, staff, and stakeholders that encompasses all programs within the Center, seeks and deploys personnel and financial resources strategically, and is continually examined for relevancy and refreshed as needed.

The director will engage leaders and organizations in the district, and beyond, to identify forward-looking opportunities to develop and implement a robust and relevant vision for the district that delivers high impact programs from innovative, integrated research and extension.

Faculty rank and tenure will be available to interested candidates with a terminal degree and appropriate academic accomplishments.

Required qualifications:
A Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree, in a discipline or field relevant to the diverse research and extension programs conducted within the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center. Demonstrated accomplishments in extension and/or research programs.

Preferred qualifications:
Administrative experience including: direct supervision of faculty and staff members in multiple disciplines and locations; experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups; management of budgets; and strategic planning and program development. Education and experience should qualify the successful candidate for academic rank in an IANR department.

How to Apply:
To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position F_170040. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: Review of applications to begin on 06/07/2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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60 Days
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Scott McAtee
United States of America