University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Chair, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies

The Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies (CYAF) is seeking a chairperson who aspires to lead a thriving nationally and internationally-known faculty with multi-disciplinary expertise in child development and family relationships. CYAF has built effective partnerships in teaching, research, and engagement within Lincoln, across Nebraska, nationally, and internationally. The department offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in family science, child development/early childhood education, and family and consumer sciences education including distance education programs. The department is situated within the College of Education and Human Sciences and the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). Graduates are in great demand with almost 100% placement. We are seeking applicants who demonstrate dynamic leadership, and who will foster innovation and growth in our mission to conduct scholarship that will enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.

The position includes administrative responsibilities as department chair as well as teaching, research/creative activity or Extension as professor, based on the successful applicant’s strengths and interests, and the needs of the Department and the College. Anticipated start date is July 2020. For information on the College of Education and Human Sciences, visit For information on the department, visit

CYAF is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. CYAF fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Salary is dependent upon experiences and qualifications. This is a 12-month appointment.

Review of applications will begin December 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

How to Apply: To view details of the position and make application please go to, requisition F_190203. Complete the application and attach the following documents: 1) letter of application that includes a description of qualifications and fit with the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of leadership philosophy; and 4) contact information (mailing address, phone number and email address) for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities to carry out the responsibilities of the job.

For more information, qualified candidates should contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nick Pace, 402-472-3910 or

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