Department Head - Agricultural Economics | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: F_210200 Department: Agricultural Economics-0828 Description of Work: The department head will promote excellence in all facets of the department of Agricultural Economics by: Fostering an inclusive culture within the department in which all contributions to the team are appreciated and recognized, collaboration and innovation are encouraged, and the abilities of all are engaged to fully realize the potential of the team, and of each team member; Managing financial and physical resources responsibly to maximize the effectiveness of those resources, exhibiting fiscal discipline and transparency, and utilizing best fiscal management practices; Ensuring opportunities are open to all, programs are inclusive of all constituencies, and efforts are made to engage diverse audiences, especially those that are traditionally underrepresented; Synthesizing a vision for the department with input from faculty, staff, and stakeholders that encompasses all programs within the department, seeks and deploys personnel and financial resources strategically, and is continuously examined for relevancy and refreshed as needed; Leading the development and execution of an integrated strategic plan for instruction, research, extension, community engagement, and public and professional service in the department that results in sustained impacts within the mission of IANR , and for the benefit of the state of Nebraska and beyond; Recruiting faculty, staff, and students to attract, develop, and retain a team that exhibits and values excellence; Nurturing a strong and productive relationship with an advisory board for the department. Providing appropriate stewardship of the unique partnerships with the Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance and its director. Providing appropriate oversight for the Commodity Trading Room and other labs and learning centers within the department. Working with IANR administrators, unit heads, and center directors to promote and support collaborations and team building; Engaging, coordinating and providing leadership as appropriate with the IANR Communities of Practice, especially in those communities of practice where departmental faculty have expertise that contributes to the expected outcomes and impacts of these communities. It is expected that particular attention will be given to the Drivers of Economic Vitality community;  Engaging and coordinating as appropriate with Extension and research program areas; Fostering linkages with external groups to strengthen ties that advance the mission and vision of the department, IANR , and the university.; Fostering linkages, coordinating, and partnering with departments/schools and other entities internal to the university that support and/or align with departmental programming and faculty expertise; Communicating with transparency and clarity all aspects of departmental initiatives, operations, and challenges and opportunities with faculty, staff, students and stakeholders; Engaging in professional development to continually hone skills to effectively lead and manage departmental operations and initiatives, and to advance the mission of the department; Ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations regarding safety, and, if appropriate the environment (e.g., handling and disposing of hazardous wastes, animal care and use, and biosafety); and Ensuring all programs of the department are administered in accordance with the university's affirmative action/equal opportunity/diversity programs. Success in the role will be measured by the accomplishments and impacts of the faculty, staff, students, and programs of the department. In addition to the above-described duties, the incumbent will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to   Search for position F_210200. Click on

Lincoln, Nebraska

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