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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Public Policy Center is Hiring; Open Position for Senior Research Director

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

The Director will join the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for developing a research portfolio of funded projects to enrich public policy translational and basic research and implementation in Nebraska and the world in the area of Public Safety and National Security. The Director will create effective partnerships, develop policy-relevant research, deploy University expertise, and facilitate public participation. The Director oversees all aspects of a portfolio of projects from project conception to final reporting.

Minimum qualifications include master’s degree in a social science plus five (5) years’ experience in research and/or project work related to Public Safety and/or National Security, or closely related field; additionally, 2 years’ minimum experience in program management. Work history will demonstrate outstanding verbal, interpersonal, planning, and writing skills. Professional experience in research design, data collection, and analysis is required. Ideal candidate will have a PhD.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2017.

Full position details and instructions on how to apply are available on the university’s Employment Opportunities website.