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Director - School of Biological Sciences

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For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160169. 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, and service interests. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: BioSciDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or SBS 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 November 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Director - School of Biological Sciences
Department/College/Unit School of Biological Sciences-1076
Requisition Number F_160169
Posting Open Date 08/01/2016
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
11/14/2016
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

We seek a Director who will promote integration and collaboration across levels of biological organization – from genes, cells, and physiology through organisms to populations, communities, and ecosystems – and between biology and other STEM and non-STEM disciplines. The Director will provide strategic leadership and vision to promote SBS excellence in research, education, and outreach; will effectively manage the School’s resources; will be instrumental in fund raising and alumni relations; and will play a key role in developing strong relationships between SBS and other units across the campus and the university system.

Minimum Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with outstanding scientific credentials, a commitment to quality education, and the desire, ability, and vision to lead the School. Candidates for this position must have a PhD; an outstanding record, including accomplishments as a scientist, educator, and in service to their institution; an understanding of the strengths and opportunities offered by a School encompassing the breadth of biology; and demonstrated commitment to excellence. Candidates must qualify for the rank of Professor with tenure. Candidates with research interests in any recognized biological discipline will be considered. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and start-up package.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional qualifications include: proven success in academic leadership in the context of shared governance and transparent decision-making; excellent communication skills; an understanding of opportunities and challenges in the current funding climate; an interest in working with the university foundation, donors, and alumni to support fund raising; an appreciation of the SBS teaching mission and an awareness of the importance of innovation in instruction; a commitment to diversity; and experience managing financial and human resources.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required No
Posted Salary
How to Apply

For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160169. 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, and service interests.

Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: BioSciDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or SBS 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 November 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

BioSciDirectorSearch@unl.edu

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date 8/14/2017
Appointment End Date 12/31/9999

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents