We are seeking an extraordinary individual to serve as Director of the Geography Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a public land grant research university and member of the Big10 Academic Alliance with enrollment of over 25,000 students. We seek a Director who will guide the rebuilding of Geography at UNL and provide strategic leadership and vision to promote excellence in research, education, and outreach; effectively manage resources at a time of transformation and opportunity; be instrumental in fundraising and alumni/ae relations; play a key role in developing strong relationships between Geography and other units in the College and across the University; and maintain a vigorous research program.
The Director must have a broad vision for how Geography contributes to our understanding of human-environment interactions. The Director will have a mandate to rebuild Geography, including hiring faculty, initially in the area of Human Geography, with particular interest in human-environment interactions, the Great Plains, and research programs that integrate geospatial technologies. In addition, the Director will work to enhance Geography’s research profile, grow the undergraduate major, and reinvigorate the graduate program.
Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Geography from an accredited college or university and current rank as an established associate professor or full professor; evidence of administrative experience; evidence of excellence in teaching; a strong and active record of refereed publications and funded research; and a broad vision for how Geography contributes to an understanding of human-environment interactions.
Preferred qualifications include: proven success in academic leadership in the context of shared governance and transparent decision-making; experience with program building; excellent communication skills; experience managing financial and human resources; and an understanding of the breadth of geography and of potential collaborations between geography and other disciplines.
For consideration, applicants must complete the online Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu/postings/56564. Application materials should include a cover letter describing administrative experience and philosophy; a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support; the names of three references; and brief statements of research, educational, service, and administrative interests and experience. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: GeoDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or Geography Program Director Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (Fax: 402-472-1123).
Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, serves as both the land grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Nebraska. Through its three primary missions of teaching, research, and service, UNL is the state’s primary intellectual center providing leadership throughout the state through quality education and the generation of new knowledge.