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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks applicants with a completed doctorate in the human, social, behavioral, or educational sciences (examples include but are not limited to human development, family science, special education, curriculum and instruction, communication, nutrition, educational psychology, school psychology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, sociology, quantitative methods) for a unique tenured or tenure-leading advanced Associate or Full Professor position. The individual’s primary responsibility and apportionment will be research. S/he will be jointly appointed in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) and an academic department as negotiated with the successful candidate. Specific areas of strength include evidence of an ability to (a) form or support the development of new interdisciplinary research teams, (b) lead researchers in grant writing and scholarship, and (c) provide mentorship to early stage and mid-career investigators. The successful applicant will have (a) clear evidence of research funding and productivity, including a portfolio of federally funded research and active publication record; (b) evidence of research collaboration with individuals within and across disciplines; and (c) an ability to integrate one’s own research with the mission of CYFS and with other researchers. Although the content area is open, it may include areas such as psychosocial development and behavioral health, neurological/biological correlates of learning and behavior, risk and disparities, academic intervention and learning, family intervention, applied statistics/evaluation/research methods, or other topics in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences. Responsibilities: (a) lead an active line of funded research in an area consistent with the research strengths listed above; (b) participate actively on

interdisciplinary research teams that extend basic or applied research related to children, youth, families and schools; (c) write grants and secure funding for new research; (d) contribute to the scholarly literature through the publication of refereed journal articles, books and book chapters, and related technical products; as well as in through nontraditional means in cooperation with the CYFS communications team; (e) support research development efforts among faculty affiliates, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate student researchers/research assistants in CYFS; and (f) contribute generally to the mission and ongoing research initiatives of CYFS.

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools ( is a highly collegial, interdisciplinary program of excellence that promotes and supports a vibrant grant-active culture in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) and across UNL and the University of Nebraska (NU). CYFS is a highly prolific research center that secures competitive funding with a high rate of success. It is closely affiliated with several NU institutes and centers, including the Buffett Early Childhood Institute; Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior; Nebraska Public Policy Center; and Center for Children, Families and the Law.

To be considered, please go to, click Create Application, and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form; F_180107. Attach a letter of application, current vitae, up to three samples of scholarly writing (using the Other Document link), and names and contact information for three individuals who can serve as references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Position start date is January 1, 2019 or as negotiated. Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact CYFS Director Dr. Susan Sheridan by phone (402-472-6941) or email (  As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See