The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Natural Resources. IANR is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative person who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the school. We are looking for a strong leader who understands university teaching, research, and Extension and who will be able to use their knowledge and skills to help the school maximize its impact in each of these areas. The successful school director will be one who a) puts the success of the team and school above their individual accomplishments in the role; b) appreciates the unique contributions of natural resources research and education and how faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders can work together to address the most important challenges facing society and our natural environments; c) is committed to excellence wherever it is on the discovery-to-practice continuum; and d) will be a collaborative and inspiring school director who will uphold the university’s core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility.
Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and belongingness, the IANR and the School of Natural Resources are committed to creating research, learning, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective wellbeing and our ability to deliver on our mission.
The school director will be appointed to a five-year renewable term, subject to satisfactory annual reviews and a formal reappointment review.