The University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean and Director of Nebraska Extension. The university is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative and entrepreneurial person who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for Nebraska Extension. We are looking for a creative thinker who will work to understand the needs of Nebraskans and who will nurture dependable engagement programming that engenders trust and connects the university to Nebraska communities, industries, and other constituencies. 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, while strategically leading the Division.
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 Nebraska Extension are committed to creating Extension programming, learning, research, 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/director 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.