Agricultural Research Division Dean

A view of some of the research plots surrounding the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center, taken by a drone.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Agricultural Research Division (ARD) and Director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station (hereafter referred to as ARD Dean). The university is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative and entrepreneurial person who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for ARD. We are looking for a strong leader who understands the importance of research in higher education and who will help us reach higher to achieve bold goals in realizing our potential and maximizing our impact. The successful candidate will be one who appreciates the unique contributions of agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences research and how researchers and external stakeholders within each of these domains can work together to address the most important challenges facing society and agriculture. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence wherever it is on the discovery-to-practice continuum. The dean will be someone comfortable operating beyond functional silos and excited by boundary-spanning opportunities within and outside of the university. The incumbent will be a collaborative and inspiring dean who will hold fast to the university’s core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility. 

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and belongingness, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and ARD are committed to creating research, learning, programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual and gender minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

The dean will be appointed to a five-year renewable term, subject to annual reviews by the Vice Chancellor/Vice President and a satisfactory formal reappointment review.