The prosperity of rural communities is a priority for Nebraska Extension, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the University of Nebraska. Coordinated multidisciplinary effort is needed to address this grand challenge.
IANR and Nebraska Extension invite nominations and applications for two positions designed to advance outcomes and impacts on community and economic vitality among rural communities. The Director - Rural Prosperity Nebraska and the Extension Program Leader - Rural Prosperity Nebraska will collaborate to provide intellectual and strategic leadership for Rural Prosperity Nebraska, described in detail below. We are seeking people who are collaborative, innovative, visionary, inclusive, and entrepreneurial to help us mobilize existing faculty expertise in conducting relevant high impact research and scholarship, extension programming, and other community engagement efforts to improve all facets of rural prosperity throughout Nebraska and the United States.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, IANR and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating research, Extension, and teaching and learning 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.
Both the Director and the Program Leader are partial administrative appointments, which will be for five-year renewable terms, subject to satisfactory annual reviews and a satisfactory formal reappointment review.