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Open Rank Professor of Practice - Director, PGA Management

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Open Rank Professor of Practice - Director, PGA Management


College of Ag Sci & Nat Res-0787

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Description of Work:

The PGA Professional Golf Management Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking applications for the director of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program (PGAM). This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The PGAM prepares students for successful careers in the golf industry through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates academic studies with professional golf training experiences. Our program offers students the opportunity to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in PGA Golf Management while acquiring valuable training experiences in the golf industry and fulfilling the PGA of America’s membership requirements.

Serving approximately 200 students, the PGAM program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is among the largest of the 16 PGA accredited programs in the country.

Position Duties

  • Serve as the primary liaison between the PGA, university administration, faculty, and students.
  • Manage all aspects of the PGA Golf Management Program, including budget preparation, curriculum development, policy implementation, and personnel management.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans to enhance the program’s success and meet accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee student recruitment, orientation, advising, student success, career development, and support services.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and PGA policies and procedures.
  • Build external relationships with community partners, industry stakeholders, and alumni to support program advancement and student opportunities.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and support to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Teach courses within the PGA Golf Management curriculum and advise students on academic and career matters.
  • Oversee internship programs and student placement within the golf industry.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts to support program initiatives and scholarship opportunities.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, business, hospitality, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in the golf industry.
  • Proof of PGA Class A Professional membership in good standing.
  • Knowledge of PGA policies and procedures and PGA Golf Management University programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities.
  • Experience in higher education and program development.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with various stakeholders in the golf industry.

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and then “Faculty Application.” Complete the application and attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the position, your interest in this leadership opportunity, your experience with the golf industry, and your anticipated contributions to creating collaborative environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2-page maximum). See for guidance in writing this statement.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Jodi Mackin

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Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

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12 Month (Faculty Only)

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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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