[ES_JOBS_NET] University of Nebraska - Director of Geography

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Jan 3 10:25:42 MST 2018

Director, Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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 submit application materials at
http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_170145. Application materials
will 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 at 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. [Review date has been
changed to February 1, 2018.]

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.
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