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In 1974, the College Architecture was named an independent college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Community and Regional Planning Program was established. The Interior Design Program moved to the College of Architecture from the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences in 1993 and the Landscape Architecture Program was initiated in 2005. The Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning programs have been and remain the sole professional programs of their kind in the state of Nebraska.

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The College is guided by the mission statement to create a resilient, healthy, and beautiful world, within a diverse and inclusive culture of rigorous inquiry and innovation, united by the transformative power of planning and design. Its intellectual environment thrives because of its diverse perspective, dynamic close-knit community, and pursuit of meaningful impact. Its values are to demand excellence, be courageous, practice empathy, look beyond, and inspire impact.

Serving approximately 500 undergraduates and 100 graduate and professional students across its programs, the College embraces the university’s land-grant mission by engaging with multiple communities and stakeholders through teaching, research, and creative activity and enjoys collegial and productive relationships with the community and other academic units. As one example, engagement with the Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health provides expertise for the planning and design of both rural and urban centers of medicine. In fact, the College will offer a new dual degree in Master of Community and Regional Planning and Public Health this fall. Additionally, faculty facilitate learning through making at the Nebraska Innovation Studio, a community-oriented makerspace that serves as a hub for innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs. NIS supports faculty partnerships with communities to help them realize design-build projects that support their local needs.

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Award-winning faculty, innovative curriculum, and rigorous recruitment efforts have resulted in a 17% enrollment growth over the last 10 years. This growth has pushed the College past its building capacity. It is currently engaged in a building renovation that will add 12 new studios, a wellness room, work areas, and a new 2,490-square-foot library with student common and collaboration areas. Additional changes are planned with a phase-2 expansion project that will include 14 new studios and a renovation of 8 studios in the Architecture Hall West building.

Undergraduate degrees are offered in Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture, and minors in architectural studies, landscape architecture, product design, and community and regional planning. At the undergraduate level, all first-year students participate in d.ONE, a set of foundational design courses that reflect the collaborative nature of the professions and focuses on problem solving across the disciplines. The curriculum introduces students to design through courses in three areas: Technique, Design Discipline, and Design Practice. Faculty from the College’s architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs participate in d.THINK and d.MAKE courses to foster the creative problem solving and confidence students need as they transition from their first to second year.

In their second and third years, students engage in a specific curriculum focused on the skill sets required of their chosen discipline. Then, in the fall semester of their fourth year, students in the architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs are enrolled in a studio where they can collaboratively use a design research approach to address complex problems. Various studios use multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary teams to explore issues across a range of project types. This studio is the hallmark of the undergraduate program and faculty are actively engaged in collaborative practice.

CoA offers the professional Master of Architecture, as well as graduate degrees in architecture, interior design, and community and regional planning, in addition to a graduate minor in community and regional planning. The CoA offers a number of dual degree programs with other colleges across the university, including M.Arch/MBA, M.Arch/Masters of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP); MCRP/JD, MCRP/Master of Science in Civil Engineering; MCRP/Master of Public Health, Masters of Science in Architecture, and Masters of Science in Architecture with Specialization in Interior Design.

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CoA’s graduate and professional programs provide a broad academic and research base and build upon the strength of interrelationships between professions. The College is continually looking to develop new career pathways within and across the evolving design disciplines. The strength of all of the CoA programs result in an immediate and significant impact for students. 95% of CoA undergraduates and 99% of CoA graduate students gain employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.

Alumni support has always been strong, and the College enjoys a strong Professional Advisory Council comprised of industry leaders, engaged College of Architecture Friends Association, and endowed Hyde Lecture Series. The next dean will have an opportunity to build upon these robust relationships and further expand partnerships with industry and government, both nationally and internationally.

CoA recently developed the College of Architecture 2025 Strategic Plan, to advance the mission to create a resilient, healthy, and beautiful world within a diverse and inclusive culture of rigorous inquiry and innovation, united by the transformative power of planning and design. The CoA strategic plan ties into the university’s broader N2025 strategic agenda and commits the College of Architecture to leverage existing strengths to invigorate and extend programs, enrollment, diversity and inclusion, faculty development, and alumni and external partner engagement. Through specific action items, CoA endeavors to develop and enhance research and creative activity; to foster a close-knit creative community and a climate of well-being and success; and to build productive connections with the design and planning communities, university partners, and the public to broaden the College’s impact.

Architecture 

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The Architecture Program is accredited by NAAB and known for combining technological, disciplinary, and computational innovation with a focus on the everyday demands facing practice. The program’s mission is to provide the educational foundation for articulate, intellectually aware, self-realizing architecture professionals capable of performing effectively in evolving design disciplines. Through this mission, the program deploys advanced design experimentation in the service of the community. Its innovative design-research curriculum combines faculty interests, evolving pedagogies, and community engagement in a creative environment that balances experimentation and innovation with professional and environmental responsibility.

The architecture program consists of a Bachelor of Science in Design: Architectural Studies, and 2- and 3-year Master of Architecture degrees. It also offers a research-based Master of Science degree, as well as an architectural studies minor.

Interior Design

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The College’s Interior Design Program is dynamic, forward-thinking, and seeks to contribute to the future practice of interior design. The accredited undergraduate program has established a distinctive identity through a shared set of actionable missions and values — ideate, communicate, permeate, fabricate — that are used for the shared pursuit of scholarship, creative activity, service, and teaching. This interconnected approach provides the program a framework to collectively advance the discipline, engage in productive discourse, and educate creative designers.

The interior design program consists of a Bachelor of Science in Design: Interior Design, a Product Design minor, and an online Master of Science in Architecture: Specialization in Interior Design. The campus-wide minor in product design gives students the opportunity to obtain knowledge and experiences in rapid visualization, prototyping, and the design and making of objects at a range of scales.

Landscape Architecture

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The Landscape Architecture Program’s multidisciplinary faculty is committed to educate future leaders who believe in a transdisciplinary approach to design; are sensitive to the social and environmental needs of society; are aligned with the ethical obligations and civic responsibilities that guide the practice; and are well-versed in state-of-the-art technology, research methods, and other tools of the profession.

The program offers a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree that is uniquely structured to support student-centered, environmentally responsible, innovative research, and educational programs for significant local and global impact. The faculty is also committed to expanding the reach of landscape architecture to students outside the program through a unique minor. Faculty members engage in some of the most pressing social, civic, and ethical challenges and opportunities across local, regional, and global scales. This includes research in cultural landscapes, social equity, public space, and reconsideration of the urban environment.

Community and Regional Planning Program

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The Community and Regional Planning Program is committed to preparing students for a wide range of professional positions in the diverse and dynamic field of planning. The CRP faculty considers its Master of Community and Regional Planning to be a generalist planning degree program including significant opportunities for students to focus on their particular areas of interest through elective courses, a master’s thesis, or professional project.

CRP faculty continue to build and expand multidisciplinary, academic connections within the university and externally create research, planning, and internship opportunities with nonprofit organizations and federal, state, and local governments. Best practices from research projects continue to set the pace and project the future direction in the planning profession not only in Nebraska but nationally as governments and organizations adopt the program’s emerging technologies.

For more information on the College’s programs, visit: architecture.unl.edu/degree-programs.


The incoming dean will have the opportunity to direct the vision of a passionate faculty, staff, and student population. The new dean also will enjoy the advantages of strong alumni support. The college looks to an exciting future under the direction of an outstanding leader.

The Position

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The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College. The Dean will join a group of fellow deans and campus leaders who are dynamic, collaborative, supportive, and committed to the university’s strategic vision. The Dean will advocate for the College and have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College of Architecture and its role within the university and across the state.

As the College looks to the future, the next Dean will address the following interrelated opportunities and challenges as key priorities:

Lead the implementation of the College of Architecture strategic plan.
Working with passionate faculty, staff, and students, the Dean will continue to lead the implementation of the CoA 2025 Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the Dean will partner with faculty, staff, and students beyond the strategic plan’s conclusion, advancing the College’s core capacities around connection and collaboration; culture and environment; and innovation and impact. With strategic focus in mind, the Dean needs to capitalize on the diversity of programs within the College and foster a culture that encourages and empowers faculty, staff, and students to explore new ways of thinking and creating. There is also ample opportunity to capitalize on the growth potential of new academic programs, increased collaboration across disciplines, and new building space.

Increase the visibility of the College across the university, nationally and internationally.
The university has an open and collaborative culture that encourages initiative and entrepreneurial activity. The Dean should take advantage of this institutional environment, and work to further place CoA at the forefront of intellectual conversations across campus. Working collaboratively with the other deans at the university, the next leader will identify new opportunities for cross-disciplinary initiatives. The Dean will expand campus awareness of the full range of offerings and expertise in CoA and champion the College as an essential contributor to the success of the university.

Externally, the next Dean will serve as the public voice and advocate to advance the College on national and international stages. The Dean will articulate and broadcast the College’s value to a range of audiences and seek opportunities to cultivate and launch local to global strategic partnerships that will increase visibility, recognitions, and champion the importance of design and its integral role in society.

Continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
UNL has an unwavering commitment to create a more inclusive campus and support diversity in all its forms. The university is prioritizing the reduction of equity gaps in undergraduate student success by race/ethnicity, gender, and first generation. Building on the culture of CoA, the Dean will lead and support CoA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating opportunities to build and inspire community, engage across programs, and celebrate success in a climate of appreciation and respect. The Dean will spearhead efforts to recruit and retain faculty and staff members who represent a diversity of background and expertise; for students, the Dean will foster a broadly welcoming and deeply inclusive environment that will encourage robust student retention within the College. In word and in deed, the Dean should be a transparent and generous colleague, welcoming the perspectives of others, and sharing and empowering in decision-making.

Expand external partnerships.
Working with the Professional Advisory Council, University of Nebraska Foundation, and a strong alumni network, the Dean will engage alumni, employers, and other external supporters to advance the work of the College. CoA has increased its fundraising activity considerably in recent years and it is expected that the new Dean will undertake an ambitious program of raising additional resources for the College, as well as spearheading efforts to generate earned revenue. The Dean will build upon existing fundraising activities; identify and cultivate new strategic fundraising opportunities; and deliver a compelling message for support of academic programs, scholarships, and the building renovation. The Dean will also serve as a central advocate for UNL’s next comprehensive campaign, with an aggressive goal to raise funds dedicated to students, faculty, and program support.

Enhance opportunities for teaching and scholarship.
The Dean will assure the continued prominence of the faculty by prioritizing the recruitment and retention of distinguished and diverse faculty at all levels. The new Dean will demonstrate support and recognition for all disciplines; be well versed in the tenure process; appreciate and foster research, creative activity, and teaching; increase curricular flexibility and accessibility throughout all programs; and foster innovation. The Dean will inspire and empower program directors to innovate and sustain excellence in their disciplines and leverage the College’s resources to enhance research and curriculum. The Dean will strive to represent a wide range of interests under a common vision and provide the professional development and mentorship appropriate for faculty and staff to grow and advance within roles and areas of expertise, acknowledging the various pathways to success.

Effectively manage the College budget within new UNL budget model.
The Dean will be a tireless and mindful advocate for resources – human, physical, and financial – and skilled in analyzing and presenting data in a compelling manner. UNL is in the process of implementing an incentive-based budgetary model, in response to moving the institution from a centralized model to a modified responsibility-centered management model. The Dean will ensure that programmatic resources are allocated appropriately, based upon recognized and specific needs within each of the programs, and will contextualize the requirements of the College against the backdrop of IBB and the university. The Dean must present the needs and contributions of the College in terms that affirm its unique and essential role across campus and successfully advocate for appropriate funding in this new model.

Candidate Profile

UNL seeks a visionary, collaborative, and compelling leader; an effective, inspiring, and forward-looking strategist to serve as the next Dean of the College of Architecture. The successful candidate will bring the following experiences, characteristics, and abilities:

  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, as well as research, scholarship, engagement, and creative activity.

  • A track record of success leading diverse, multifaceted teams and/or organizations; a significant record of success as an administrator whose credibility, communication skills, and collaborative management style can energize a dynamic, complex college.

  • Strong business acumen and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning, budget and resource management.

  • The ability to consult and collaborate effectively with a broad range of internal colleagues and external constituencies, including alumni, donors, public officials, business, and/or civic leaders.

  • Demonstrated experience increasing diversity, closing equity gaps, and fostering inclusion consistent with UNL’s mission as a land-grant institution, with the highest level of integrity and commitment to an inclusive campus community.

  • The ability to develop and implement a purposeful and compelling strategy that will distinguish the College of Architecture as a relevant and valuable regional, national, and international resource. Proven ability to tie strategy to resource allocation.

  • The ability to cultivate academic programs that demonstrate professional relevance, impact and sustainability, and champion the distinct, yet interconnected disciplines in the College.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the academic enterprise and shared governance that clearly informs judgement and decision making. Commitment to supporting and cultivating an accomplished and diverse faculty and staff.

  • Experience leading sophisticated and effective development and fundraising activities to advance the College’s fundraising and development efforts and enhance its reputation locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

  • A strong commitment to student success – not only academic, but emphasizing student wellness, professionalism, and responsibility.

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to communicate, the value of public higher education.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a collaborative, transparent, and creative leadership style with the capacity to work effectively throughout all levels of the College, university, and the external community.

  • An advanced or terminal degree and/or outstanding record of experience in the industry, with professional, scholarly, or research accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor in the College.

Preferably, candidates will bring experience leading sophisticated and effective development and fundraising activities to advance the College’s fundraising and development efforts and enhance its reputation locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Institutional Background
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About the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For More Than 150 Years, a Leader in Higher Education

UNL, chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869, is the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system; it serves as both the land-grant and comprehensive public research university of the state of Nebraska. UNL is one of four universities of the University of Nebraska system and works cooperatively with the three other campuses—the University of Nebraska at Kearney, a predominantly undergraduate campus; the University of Nebraska at Omaha, housing both undergraduate and graduate programs; and health professions training and biomedical research is located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center located in Omaha and Lincoln, as well as other campuses across the state—and the system's Office of the President 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.

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The university is listed in the Carnegie Classification system as a research university with very high research activity, is one of the nation's leading public teaching institutions, and is a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. By connecting everything it does to its research, scholarship, and creative activity, the university ensures these innovations shape the education provided to its undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Experiential learning is highly valued at UNL, and beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, it is a requirement for graduation. Every college offers a range of experiential opportunities for students. It is a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln completed a successful reaccreditation visit in 2017, followed by a successful year four assurance review in 2021.

Always a place of high ambition, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was the first institution west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees — the first was granted in physics in 1896. Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was also born here and the campus's botanical gardens and arboreta reflect that tradition.

An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, the University of Nebraska Press, and the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of twentieth-century American art in a building designed by architect Philip Johnson. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to diversity and inclusion and was one of the first institutions in the country to offer courses in the area now known as LGBTQA+ studies.

Nebraska brings international dimensions to its programs through the faculty's global engagement, a student body that includes students from throughout the world, exchange agreements with other universities abroad, and the incorporation of international components in a variety of courses and curricula. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of the nation's top public land-grant research universities with a commitment to exceptional teaching and learning. It boasts a robust culture of research and creative activity, encourages multidisciplinary research, and works to enhance its regional, national and international collaborations.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's nine colleges — Architecture, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law — provide exceptional breadth and depth of opportunity in the sciences, liberal arts, and professional disciplines, with strong student enrollment, student diversity, and sponsored research funding.

Excellence in Undergraduate and Graduate Education

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on providing excellent education. Undergraduates learn from faculty who create new knowledge, who are leading scientists, artists, and scholars, and who care about students' success. The general education curriculum, Achievement-Centered Education (ACE), is built on student learning outcomes that answer the fundamental question: "What should all undergraduate students — irrespective of their majors and career aspirations - know or be able to do upon graduation?"

Several signature programs exemplify this commitment to undergraduate success. The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences Program (UCARE) connects faculty with more than 400 students annually who work collaboratively on research and creative projects that advance new knowledge.

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The University Honors Program, with 2,200 students across all undergraduate colleges, provides an intense intellectual experience for top students in a major research university setting. One of the few honors programs in the nation where all students are required to engage in research and prepare a thesis for graduation, the Honors Program's successes are noted by strong graduation rates and a large percentage of alumni who graduate with distinction and compete successfully for admission to graduate and professional programs. In addition, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management develops leaders in information technology and business globalization while fostering professional skills in leadership, communications, and collaboration. The university is regularly named a top research institution whose students are awarded Fulbright scholarships (UNL was named a 2020-21 Fulbright Top Producing Institution), and UNL undergraduates consistently succeed in prestigious national scholarship competitions such as Goldwater and other honors.

Nebraska's commitment to ensuring success for first-generation students earned the university national acclaim and membership in the inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions by the National Center for First-Generation Student Success. In 2021, the university was elevated to advisory institution designation and became a regional community leader in support of a new Midwest cohort of First Forward institutions.


UNL's undergraduate six-year graduation rate is 69.3 percent, just shy of our institutional goal of 70 percent. Initiatives like the First Generation Nebraska program and others focus on developing enriched curricular and co-curricular opportunities and eliminating institutional barriers to degree attainment. We have implemented numerous programs that support students' social and academic transition to the university. Some examples include:

Over the past six years, UNL's annual tuition increases have been well below the national norm. The university is the best tuition value in the Big Ten, and UNL students have 20% less student debt than the national average.

A significant step to increasing access is the Husker Scholars Program, which is enabled by $5 million in annual scholarships from Husker Athletics for students not competing in intercollegiate athletics. The program provides support to more than 4,000 students.

The University of Nebraska has made access a priority for all campuses with a tuition freeze across the system for 2021-23 to invest in strategic priorities including student aid, faculty competitiveness and building maintenance. It also created the Nebraska Promise financial aid program, which began in fall 2020 and covers undergraduate tuition at the University of Nebraska's four campuses for students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income/AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible.

The university provides attractive graduate education offerings and aims to foster a meaningful and excellent graduate student experience. Several programs demonstrate a commitment to graduate student success.

  • Individual Development Plans help students outline a vision for their careers, set goals to capitalize on their strengths, and focus on increasing the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to advance in their chosen career.
  • The Preparing Future Faculty program is a professional development opportunity for advanced doctoral students wanting to learn about faculty roles and the diversity of higher education institutions. Students partner with mentors who help prepare them for their academic job search and first faculty position.
  • The Teaching Development Program gives graduate students an early opportunity to reflect on the link between teaching and student learning outcomes and to develop a formal documentation of their teaching development activities.
  • A variety of workshops are offered by the Office of Graduate Studies throughout the year.

Research, Creative Activity, and Economic Development

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is deeply committed to continued growth in the breadth, quality and impact of its research and creative activity, building on regional, national and international collaborations. For the fourth year, the University of Nebraska system ranked among the world's top 100 in earning U.S. patents. The citizens of Nebraska benefit from the knowledge and research generated by its faculty and students. This research-based service to the state is a feature that distinguishes Nebraska as a land-grant university.

Nebraska faculty researchers achieved a record $320 million in total research expenditures for the 2020 fiscal year, a key growth indicator that reflects advancements in agriculture, education, materials research and virology — all high-priority research areas.

Over the past decade, Nebraska has achieved a 43% increase in total research expenditures. The university's goal is to approach $450 million in total research expenditures by 2025. The university has 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to research.

The university's top sources for federal funding include the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Defense. NUtech Ventures, UNL's technology commercialization affiliate, brought in $6.48 million in licensing revenue in fiscal year 2021.

More information is available at: research.unl.edu.


Key Attractions

The College’s next Dean will join UNL at a pivotal moment, as the university is pursuing an aggressive agenda that will strengthen its position as a nationally preeminent and a distinctive Big Ten university by 2025. Specific goals of this agenda include increasing enrollment; growing research expenditures; enhancing student retention and graduation rates; increasing the number of tenured and tenure-track faculty; prioritizing and expanding inclusive excellence and diversity; and increasing the number of faculty receiving national recognition and awards for their teaching, research, and creative activity. In service of this agenda, the incoming Dean will have the opportunity to harness the College’s rich history and collaborative culture, with a unique vantage point to shape and guide the College of Architecture and support UNL’s future and continued successes.

UNL’s rich history and collaborative culture offers significant opportunities to shape and guide its future and continued successes like the following:

  • In 2022, UNL’s spring commencement saw a record 3,613 degrees awarded to 3,524 graduates. Enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year was 24,431 and continues to be the most racially diverse and academically talented in UNL's 150-year history. Of the 4,736 first-time, first-year students, 24.7% identify as first-generation college students.

  • In fall 2021, UNL ranked as a top-75 public institution among all publics (national and regional universities and colleges), top-100 on the Best Value Institutions list, and made the list of A+ Institutions for B Students according to U.S. News and World Report's annual evaluation of America's Best Colleges’ list of Public National Universities. High rankings on the Best Value Schools and Best A+ Schools for B Students lists affirms the university’s success in its commitment to the land-grant mission: access to an affordable college education for all qualified students.

  • The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released "The Best Universities for Technology Transfer." The report ranks the University of Nebraska system's tech transfer efforts 35th among a field of 225 — putting Nebraska in the top 16 percent nationally.

  • In 2018, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was listed at No. 115 in Forbes ranking of America’s Best Large Employers. Nebraska was one of three Big Ten institutions to be included and was 11th among universities.

  • UNL has achieved a 43% increase in total research expenditures over the past decade and has been recognized nationally as one of the fastest growing public research universities.

  • The university enjoys strong public support from the citizens of the state. Nebraskans value higher education and it is the key to a strong workforce and vibrant economy. Nebraskans view UNL as "their Land-Grant University" and are vested in its success. The "Big Red" phenomenon helps drive alumni loyalty, but is not the sole factor. Big Red lifts Nebraska's visibility nationally and allows the university to compete both athletically and academically. Nebraska athletes have earned more Academic All-American awards and NCAA Top Eight Awards than any other Division I institution.

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s overall economic impact across the state of Nebraska was $2.9 billion (2021 Tripp Umbach Economic Contribution Report), including directly or indirectly supporting 23,448 jobs across the state.

  • Over $1 billion has been invested over the last 10 years in significant academic and research facilities, including new construction and renovations. Plans for additional projects are underway.

  • The University of Nebraska Foundation completed a $1.2 billion capital campaign where over $1.8 billion was raised. Planning for the next major campaign is underway.

How to Apply

The search committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those materials received by August 25, 2022. Applications should consist of 1) a letter summarizing motivation, relevant leadership experience, and qualifications, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will be contacted only with permission from the candidate.

To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Isaacson, Miller

Search Firm Contacts

Pamela Pezzoli, Partner
Ben Tobin, Partner
Rachel Brown, Senior Associate
Kendra Molee, Senior Search Coordinator

Electronic submission is required: imsearch.com/8527.

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 unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.