Vacancy Announcement (2 Positions) . Director of Research and Director of Policy, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska (NU) is seeking two dynamic and creative leaders with vision to be the Director of Research and the Director of Policy in the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska. The Director of Research will be responsible for leading and coordinating the research programs of the DWFI and for fostering the development of strong partnerships and an extensive knowledge base to develop innovative, effective solutions to the global challenge of securing more food with less water. The Director of Policy will be responsible for leading and coordinating the Institute’s policy development and analysis activities and programs.

Both positions are tenure-eligible, full-time appointments reporting to the Executive Director of the Water for Food Institute.  Faculty rank and tenure will be available to candidates with a terminal degree and appropriate academic accomplishments.  These positions are part of the Institute’s senior management team which includes the Director of Policy, the Director of Research, the Associate Director, and the Director of the Nebraska Water Center.  Additional information on the positions and the University of Nebraska can be found at:

Individuals interested in making application should access the web site:, search for requisition number 120421 (Director of Research) or requisition number 120175 (Director of Policy) and complete the faculty academic administrative information form.  Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, contact information (mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address, if available) for three professional references, and a vision statement for a research agenda (req. #120412) or vision statement for policy research and analysis (req. #120175) for the Daugherty Water for Food Institute (Other).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, and will continue until the positions are filled or the searches are closed. 

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