Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology

Food Innovation Center.

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology. We seek a creative, dynamic, compassionate, and collaborative person who will provide strategic and innovative leadership and put the success of the department above their individual accomplishments. We are looking for a strong and inspiring leader who understands university teaching, research, and Extension and uses their knowledge and skills to help the department maximize its impact. The successful candidate will be one who appreciates the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of food science research and education and how faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders can work together to address the most important challenges facing society today.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, IANR and the Department of Food Science and Technology are committed to creating research, learning, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with UNL’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective wellbeing and our ability to deliver on our mission. The Department of Food Science and Technology is home to 30 faculty members and is committed to being a global leader in advancing trans‐disciplinary approaches for safe, sustainable, and healthy foods through innovative research, teaching, and outreach.

This is a 12-month (calendar year), tenured, 100% administrative appointment. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The department head will be appointed to a five-year renewable term, subject to satisfactory annual reviews and a formal reappointment process.