The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a Deputy Director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Irrigation and Mechanization Systems at the rank of research assistant professor. This 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure track appointment will support scientific direction and program implementation. The apportionment is 100% research. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Deputy Director for the Innovation Lab will provide scientific leadership for research related to sustainable agricultural water management in the Global South and particularly, Feed the Future target countries. As part of the Innovation Lab leadership, the Deputy Director will be expected to build and maintain strong networks with scientists and partners, development professionals, and industry in the U.S. and target countries and regions. In addition, the Deputy Director will be part of the program management team and support day-to-day management, including research planning, budgeting, performance monitoring, and reporting. The role will also support partnership growth and communication of research activity results to promote research into use and achieve overall development outcomes.
DWFI works to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through water management in agricultural and food systems. With a wide network of faculty, partners, and other stakeholders, DWFI develops solutions to water and food security challenges by advancing research, policy, and technological innovations. DWFI also shares knowledge, brings thought leaders together, and fosters the next generation of leaders toward achieving its mission.
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