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Advanced Associate/Full Professor - SBEd Research


NE Ctr Research on Youth, Fam & School-4425

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Advanced Associate/Full Professor in Social, Behavioral, Educational (SBEd) Research

Unique opportunity for a tenured or tenure-seeking Advanced Associate/Full Professor who wishes to dedicate the majority of their time and effort to research and scholarly activity. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) and an academic department (tenure home) within the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
Responsibilities are to a) lead an active line of funded research in an area consistent with the mission of CYFS and CEHS; b) participate actively on interdisciplinary research teams that extend basic or applied research related to children, youth, families and schools; c) write grants and secure funding for new research; d) contribute to the scholarly literature through the publication of refereed journal articles, books and book chapters, and related technical products, as well as through mechanisms (e.g., nontechnical reports, webinars) that reach non-academic audiences (e.g., practitioners, policymakers, educators) in cooperation with the CYFS communications team; e) support research development efforts among faculty affiliates, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate student researchers/research assistants; and f) contribute to ongoing research initiatives of CYFS and CEHS. Teaching expectations are minimal and negotiable.

CYFS ( is a highly collegial, interdisciplinary program of excellence that promotes and supports a vibrant grant-active culture in the CEHS and across UNL and the University of Nebraska (NU) system. CYFS is a highly productive research center with an extensive infrastructure that supports faculty for all activities associated with grant proposals (pre-award services such as proposal coordination and budget development) and execution (post-award supports such as science communications and financial management). CYFS also houses the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics, and Psychometrics, which provides high level statistical and methodological support to faculty both pre- and post-award. CYFS is closely affiliated with several NU institutes and centers, including the Buffett Early Childhood Institute; Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior; Nebraska Public Policy Center; and Center for Children, Families and the Law. Finally, CYFS faculty have an extensive track record of collaborating with other researchers across various units at the University of Nebraska, and in forming productive partnerships with practitioners and educators across the state, nation, and world.

CEHS ( is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities and strengthening relationship among them. Academic Departments in CEHS include: Educational Psychology; Child, Youth, and Family Studies; Special Education and Communication Disorders; Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education; Educational Administration; Nutrition and Health Sciences; and Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design.
We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minoritized communities, women and gender diverse individuals, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.

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

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Completed doctorate in the human, social, behavioral, or educational sciences.
  • Clear evidence of research funding and productivity, including a portfolio of federally funded research.
  • Active publication record.
  • Evidence of research collaboration and leadership among individuals within and across disciplines.
  • History of providing mentorship to early career researchers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research focus on prevention/intervention.
  • Research that focuses on minoritized and historically marginalized groups.

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of application (that includes research and teaching/mentoring interests as well as a statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion).
  2. Current vitae.
  3. Up to three samples of scholarly writing (combine into one document and attach as “Other Document”).
  4. Names and contact information for three individuals who can serve as references.
Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact search committee chair Dr. Katie Edwards at [email protected] or 603-422-3207.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Dr. Katie Edwards
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

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Planned Hire Date:

August 15, 2022


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 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. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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