Director of Nebraska EPSCoR/IDeA

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
October 05 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Director of Nebraska EPSCoR/IDeA


The Nebraska EPSCoR Director serves as the principal administrator of the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) for the State of Nebraska. The Director develops a vision and long-term strategies regarding the operations, programs, and direction of the programs.

The primary purpose of the EPSCoR program is to: 1) stimulate systematic and sustainable improvements in the capacities of universities in Nebraska to compete successfully for Federal R&D (research and development) funds, and 2) develop opportunities to involve and encourage Nebraska’s youth to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career. The primary purpose of the IDeA program similarly is to increase the state’s research capacity and competitiveness in biomedical research.

.5 FTE Director, Nebraska EPSCoR/IDeA; .5 FTE Associate Professor or Professor (tenured) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Engineering or Basic Life Sciences.


The Director must hold a doctorate in engineering or basic life sciences and have attained the rank of associate or full professor. The Director should possess a current and well-established record of scholarly publications and sponsored funding, and maintain that while serving as Director. Several years of proven administrative experience particularly as a research administrator are needed. The Director must have the ability to work collaboratively across all Nebraska universities, to build relationships and connections across disciplines, and to motivate and energize others to work together. This will be accomplished with exceptional skills in managing people and gaining satisfaction through their success; some experience with organizational integration would be valuable with a strong personal and professional interest in the EPSCoR and IDeA programs and their missions.


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Review of applications begins on October 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. If you need assistance with your application, please call (402) 472-3701.