The University of Nebraska System invites applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The UNL Chancellor serves as chief executive of the System’s flagship, land-grant, comprehensive research university.
UNL was chartered as a land-grant university on February 15, 1869 to create opportunity for the state of Nebraska. A proud member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), UNL is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” category and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
In addition to three campuses in Lincoln, UNL has research, extension, and education centers across the state. The Chancellor plays a crucial role advancing initiatives in support of multiple aspects of our state, including: serving as the leader in research, innovation, and its application to support Nebraska businesses and producers, reaching the highest levels of student success and achievement; catalyzing economic development opportunities; and enhancing the well-being of Nebraska residents.
The Chancellor exercises broad authority and is responsible for all aspects of campus administration, including academic affairs, research and economic development, student affairs, business and finance, agriculture and natural resources, and athletics. In addition, the Chancellor plays a vital role leading fundraising efforts for UNL, building partnerships with a wide range of public and private organizations, serving as a spokesperson for the university, and enhancing community engagement.
UNL core leadership pillars include: a proven leader for UNL; prioritizes higher education, academic, and research/creative excellence; a catalyst for systemic change, innovation, and collaboration; a passion for student success; inclusive excellence; grasps Nebraska values; appreciates Nebraska’s agricultural and natural resource tradition and future; and values intercollegiate athletics.
Chancellor qualifications, attributes and additional information about UNL can be found in the profile above.
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically by the target date of April 7, 2023. Applications should include: to
All candidate names will remain confidential throughout the search until the priority candidate is announced.
Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to: UNLChancellor@agbsearch.com
Nominations and expressions of interest in the Chancellor position are encouraged. Please direct them to: UNLChancellor@agbsearch.com
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