Director - University of Nebraska State Museum

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The University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM), the natural history museum located at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, seeks a Director to provide dynamic leadership for the UNSM.

We invite nominations and applications for Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum, a large comprehensive museum of natural history with a faculty and staff of 40 and research collections in paleontology, parasitology, entomology, zoology, botany and anthropology of more than 15 million specimens.

UNSM has active, federally-funded education and outreach programs and close collaborations with university programs and school districts. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

The Director provides leadership and is responsible for developing external funding and partnerships, and enhancing facilities and collections. The Director will also develop and implement a new strategic plan to grow the Museum’s research, collections, and education programs.

The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in science with a strong research and funding record meriting a tenured faculty position. It is expected that the Director will be tenured in an appropriate department. The Director will have museum experience, effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work well on collaborative teams and excellent interpersonal and fundraising skills.

We are accepting nominations and applications for this position. To nominate someone please email to: .

To apply, go to, search for requisition number F_130241. Click on "Apply to this job." Complete the application and attach a letter of interest, an up-to-date vita, and names/addresses of five references.

Please email Peg Filliez at  for further information. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 17, 2014 and will remain open until filled.

For more information about this position and UNSM, please visit

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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