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Dean for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

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The University of Nebraska invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean for Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA). The university is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the college.

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The University of Nebraska and NCTA are committed to increasing the diversity within the technical agriculture workforce and to creating learning and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from groups underrepresented in the agricultural professions including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

The dean reports directly to the vice president of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. Because of the need to collaborate closely with the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) in fulfilling the NU mission related to teaching and learning in agriculture, the dean also serves as an associate dean in CASNR.

The dean regularly coordinates efforts with the senior leadership team of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), which includes the vice president and Harlan Vice Chancellor of IANR, the associate and assistant vice chancellors of IANR, and the deans of CASNR, Agricultural Research Division (ARD), Nebraska Extension, and College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS).

Provision of leadership and oversight of all academic programming at NCTA is expected in addition to facilitating the evolution of NCTA’s teaching and learning mission, while ensuring the relevance, quality, and impact of NCTA’s efforts to prepare students for a changing world.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869, is the campus of the University of Nebraska system that serves as both the Land-Grant and comprehensive public research university of the state of Nebraska. UNL works cooperatively with the three other campuses and central administration to provide for its student body and all Nebraskans the widest array of disciplines, areas of expertise and specialized facilities of any institution within the state. Learn more about UNL

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The University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at UNL was created by the Nebraska Legislature in 1973 through the enactment of LB149. This legislation culminated more than ten years of discussion by state leaders, University officials and agriculture interests in Nebraska who were concerned that agriculture was not being given proper financial support, administrative access and prominence within the University. Learn more about IANR.

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Position Responsibilities

The dean regularly coordinates efforts with the senior leadership team of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), which includes the vice president and Harlan Vice Chancellor of IANR, the associate and assistant vice chancellors of IANR, and the deans of CASNR, Agricultural Research Division (ARD), Nebraska Extension, and College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS).

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The Candidate Profile

Candidate must have a master’s or other graduate degree or a post-bachelor’s professional degree, demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning excellence, student success, faculty and staff development, and have administrative experience within higher education. Experience leading teams in strategic decision-making, collaborating effectively with a broad range of consistencies, effective development and fundraising activities preferred.

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How to Apply

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The University of Nebraska invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue to receive applications until the dean is selected. To ensure full consideration, nominations and applications should be submitted before January 17, 2020.

Questions and nominations can be directed in confidence to:

Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss, Search Committee Chair
103 Agricultural Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583
Email: thengmoss2@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-2201

Dr. Kelly Bruns, Search Committee Member and Interim Dean Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
402 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE
Email: Kelly.bruns@unl.edu
Office Phone: 308-696-6702

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu and search positions using requisition number F_190232, click on “Apply to this Job,” complete the form and attach a letter of interest, summarizing the applicant's personal vision and relevant leadership experience and detailed curriculum vitae. The names of 3-5 professional references will be requested only of candidates who make the short list. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence until the final stage of the search at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public. Candidates are urged to review all information and documents posted on the search web site.

For questions and assistance with submitting the application, contact Wanda Bowder, at wbowder1@unl.edu or by phone at (402) 472-3224.

The University of Nebraska offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.

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.