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Department Head, Plant Pathology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking candidates for head of the Plant Pathology Department – a department with an excellent faculty serving a vibrant agricultural industry. Nebraska is ranked #4 nationally in receipts from agricultural crops with the most irrigated acres of all states, and is #1 in popcorn production, #2 in ethanol production, #3 in corn production, #4 in dry bean production, and #5 in soybean production.

Duties and responsibilities:
The head will promote excellence in all facets of the Plant Pathology Department by:

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.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a discipline relevant to the teaching, research, and extension programs in the department, and a record of accomplishments leading successful teams.

Preferred qualifications: Administrative experience, including direct supervision of faculty, staff, budgets, and program development, and accomplishments warranting appointment as a tenured professor in the department.

To view the details and make application, go to, requisition F_180011. Click "Apply to this job" and complete the information form. To apply, attach a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of nearly 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. For more information about Lincoln:

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Lincoln
1. #3 U.S. City, Quality of Life
(NerdWallet, 2017)
2. Lincoln Public Schools was ranked 2nd in quality of education in an eight-state area of the Midwest. In fact, Lincoln maintains the 4th highest percentage of graduating high school seniors in the nation.
3. #8 best downtown
( 2015)
4. #1 in America’s Healthiest Small Cities
(Daily Finance 2014)
5. 6th Best Place for Business and Careers
(Forbes, 2014)
6. 7th best city for college students (among cities with 250,000-1,000,000 residents)
(American Institute for Economic Research, 2015)
7. Lincoln’s health care costs are among the lowest in the nation and according to a study by Milliman & Robertson, Inc., Nebraska businesses pay among the lowest in employee-paid insurance coverage.
8. Best Cities of 2016 (Smart Asset, 2016)
9. Bicycle Friendly Community
(The League of American Bicyclists, 2012)
10. Top 20 – America’s Thriving Cities
(The Daily Beast, 2013)

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