The University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of director of the University of Nebraska State Museum. The director provides academic, professional, and executive leadership; maintains a collegial climate supportive of excellence in teaching, research, and professional integrity; and takes a leadership role in raising funds and cultivating relationships with alumni and the profession. The director reports directly to the vice chancellor for research and economic development and is the chief academic and administrative officer of the museum.

We invite you to learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska State Museum and the director position.



The University of Nebraska State Museum

The University of Nebraska State Museum promotes discovery in natural science through research, scientific collections, learner-centered education and public exhibitions.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A leader in higher education for 143 years, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a strong foundation and is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, research and engagement.

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About the Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations and applications for director of the University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM), a large comprehensive museum of natural history with a faculty and staff of 40, and research collections of more than 15 million specimens in paleontology, parasitology, entomology, zoology, botany and anthropology.

UNSM has an active, federally funded education and outreach program and close collaborations with university programs and school districts. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

The director provides leadership and is responsible for developing external funding and partnerships, and enhancing facilities and collections. The director also will develop and implement a new strategic plan to grow the museum’s research, collections and education programs.

The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in science with a strong research and funding record meriting a tenured faculty position. It is expected that the director will be tenured in an appropriate department. The director will have museum experience, effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work well on collaborative teams and excellent interpersonal and fundraising skills.

How to Apply

How to Nominate a Candidate
To nominate someone, please email

How to Apply
To apply, go to and search for requisition number F_130241. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach a letter of interest, an up-to-date vita, and names/addresses of five references.

For More Information
For further information, please contact Peg Filliez at Applications will be reviewed beginning February 17, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.