Careers

Staff Positions:

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is now hiring an administrative associate and a post-doctoral research fellow focusing on forensic psychology and targeted violence to assist with current and future funded projects. Accepted applicants will join a diverse, interdisciplinary research team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners. Interested applicants should apply for the administrative associate by September 20 (apply here) and the post-doctoral research fellow by September 30 (apply here). Positions will remain open until filled, so interested applicants can apply as long as the post is active.

Student Assistants:

Many of the PPC's projects include graduate research assistantships or undergraduate research opportunities. Graduate students and undergraduates assist with research and other project activities. Graduate students often work with the faculty and project directors to present and publish the research. Past students have gone on to serve as the executive director of the Nebraska State Bar Association, a renewable energy and commercial real estate attorney, and the director of private sector programs at a private operating foundation. We are always looking for talented and motivated students to work with our collaborative team of researchers, so contact the office if you would like to work with us.

Currently Hiring an Administrative Associate - Apply by September 20, 2021

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking an administrative associate to provide executive assistance and administrative support in a fast-paced office of diverse people and projects that engages in a variety of research and consultant activities involving private and public sector partners. The associate will work with the Center's director, senior research director, and operations manager managing calendars, multi-step communications and tracking responses, preparing materials for meetings and projects, handling arrangements for virtual and in-person meetings, conferences, and special events, making travel arrangements, processing reimbursements, and researching/obtaining goods and services. In addition, the administrative associate will create and proof a wide variety of documents, compile metrics that illustrate Center activities, assemble and upload components for grant proposals and reporting.

Apply by September 20 at unl.edu/jobs. Email questions to Lia Bovaird lbovaird2@nebraska.edu.

Currently Hiring a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Apply by September 30, 2021

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow based in Lincoln to perform targeted violence research (e.g., threat assessment, workplace violence, stalking, extremist violence) and forensic training. The fellowship is a non-tenure leading, two-year appointment. The goal of the fellowship will be to develop advanced clinical, research, and consultation skills to address various areas of targeted violence. In addition to joining ongoing research activities examining various aspects of the prevention, detection, and management of targeted violence, the fellow will assist with the development of new research efforts. The fellow will also participate with relevant clinical and consultation opportunities. The postdoctoral fellow will join a diverse research interdisciplinary team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by PPC researchers on clinical, consultation, grant writing, publishing, and other research-related activities. 

Apply by September 30 at unl.edu/jobs. Email questions to Lia Bovaird lbovaird2@nebraska.edu.