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Senior Research Director

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Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will also be required to attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), list of references and a writing sample** as four (4) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. **please upload writing sample under "Other Documents"

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Senior Research Director
Department/College/Unit Public Policy Center-1525
Requisition Number S_170210
Posting Open Date 04/25/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
07/17/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

The Director will join the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for developing a research portfolio of funded projects to enrich public policy translational and basic research and implementation in Nebraska and the world in the area of Public Safety and National Security. The Director will create effective partnerships, develop policy-relevant research, deploy University expertise, and facilitate public participation. The Director oversees all aspects of a portfolio of projects from project conception to final reporting.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in a social science plus five (5) years’ experience in research and/or project work related to Public Safety and/or National Security, or closely related field; additionally, 2 years’ minimum experience in program management. Work history will demonstrate outstanding verbal, interpersonal, planning, and writing skills. Professional experience in research design, data collection, and analysis is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have a PhD.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $97,500/yr minimum
How to Apply

Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will also be required to attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), list of references and a writing sample** as four (4) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

**please upload writing sample under “Other Documents”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Mario Scalora, Director
402-472-5602
mscalora1@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What has been your role in identifying, securing, and delivery of work products for funders?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Using examples from past experience, how do you see yourself leading a research team with respect to vision and strategy?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Describe your research background and explain how it relates to public safety and national security.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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