Search for the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a distinguished public research university, seeks applications and nominations for an Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA) who exhibits bold vision, high energy, and commitment to excellence, creativity, and innovation in academia. The Executive Vice Chancellor functions in the capacity of the university’s provost and is the academic leader for the campus with the mission of achieving excellence across all parameters.

The Position

The Executive Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as the chief academic officer in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), who leads the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources, the Agricultural Research Division and Nebraska Extension.

Working with the Academic Deans, the EVCAA will assure pursuit of excellence through oversight of undergraduate teaching and learning; student affairs; diversity and inclusion; graduate mentoring; faculty development, promotion and tenure; and by developing innovative academic initiatives that will be recognized as unique signature strengths.

Colleges and Reporting Units

*The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources formally reports to the Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources but works collaboratively with the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Key Attractions

The new Executive Vice Chancellor will join UNL at a pivotal moment in the institutions’ history. On the occasion of its sesquicentennial, Chancellor Ronnie Green announced the university’s 25-year vision (“N150 Vision”) and a team is developing the first five-year (N2025) strategic plan, to be launched in early 2020 to further elevate the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to even greater national stature. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide additional insight, vision, and leadership that will allow UNL to take full advantage of exciting future opportunities.

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Institutional Background and Culture

UNL Campus

UNL, chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869, is the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system; it serves as both the Land-Grant and comprehensive public research university of the state of Nebraska. UNL is one of four universities of the University of Nebraska system and works cooperatively with the three other campuses—the University of Nebraska at Kearney, a predominantly undergraduate campus; the University of Nebraska at Omaha, housing both undergraduate and graduate programs; and health professions training and biomedical research is located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center located in Omaha and Lincoln, as well as other campuses across the state—and central administration to provide for its student body and all Nebraskans the widest array of disciplines, areas of expertise, and specialized facilities of any institution within the state.

UNL is listed in the Carnegie Classification system as a research university with very high research activity, is one of the nation's leading public teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. The university is a member of the Big Ten conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL was fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 2017.

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