JOE - June 2012

University of Nebraska
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Nebraska Water Center Director
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Nebraska Water Center Director
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Lincoln, NE, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords: water center, administrative position, leadership
Deadline Information: Interested applicants must apply on line at
Deadline Date: 06/22/2012
Salary Range: competitive and commensurate with education and experience

JOE ID Number: 201206_397127

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The University of Nebraska is seeking a dynamic and creative leader to be the Director of the Nebraska Water Center in the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute (WFI) at the University of Nebraska. The Director will provide leadership for Water Center programs and will be part of WFIs senior management team. The Directorship is a 12-month, full-time position, and faculty rank and tenure will be available to candidates with a terminal degree and appropriate academic accomplishments. However, faculty appointment is not essential for the successful candidate. Duties will include administering all programs of the Nebraska Water Center; catalyzing new research and education initiatives; leading communication campaigns; and interacting with water resource stakeholders. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a research, extension, or teaching program in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources that complements the mission of the Nebraska Water Center.

To succeed in this position you will need an advanced degree, preferably a Ph. D., in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to agricultural, environmental, or water resources science; engineering; law; or policy. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience related to managing water resources at both state and regional levels; demonstrated management, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position will require travel.

The Nebraska Water Center is part of a national network of Water Resources Research Institutes serving Nebraskans and the nation. The Center implements and facilitates water and water-related research, extension, teaching and public outreach programming within the University of Nebraska system. The Nebraska Water Center recently became part of the Water for Food Institute which was established in 2010 with a $50 million founding gift commitment from the Robert B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation. The WFI will conduct research, policy analysis and educational programs on the efficiency and sustainability of water use in agriculture, the quantity and quality of water resources, and the human issues that affect the water decision-making process. Additional information on the position and the University of Nebraska can be found at:, and
Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, access the web site:, search for requisition number 120142, and complete the faculty academic administrative information form. Attach a 1-2 page letter of application detailing your relevant experience and how it fits with the vision of the Nebraska Water Center, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references that must include mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. Review of applications will begin June 22, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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