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  • 03 Oct 2023 4:07 PM | Kaley Klaus (Administrator)

    Fort Hays State University invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Leadership Programs in the School of Criminal Justice, Leadership, and Sociology.

    Job Description

    This position is a full-time, on-campus, non-tenure track, 9-month faculty assignment (60% teaching; 20% research; 20% service) in the Leadership Program within the School of Criminal Justice, Leadership, and Sociology at Fort Hays State University.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A terminal degree from a regionally-accredited institution in leadership, communication, industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior, or a closely related field is required with at least 18 graduate credit hours in the leadership discipline or subfield of which he or she teaches.
    • The successful candidate must possess relevant teaching experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in developing and teaching online courses.
    • Experience in teaching graduate level courses, especially Organizational Leadership related courses.
    • Experience in advising and mentoring adult professional students.
    • Experience chairing or serving on graduate thesis or culminating experience committees.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement.

    Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor. This position is eligible for promotion in the future upon meeting promotion criteria.

    Appointment Date: Fall 2024

    Application Deadline: Priority deadline Monday, November 27th, 2023

    Benefits: FHSU offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package. Please visit the following for full details:


    This is a full time, non-tenure track position reporting to the Chair of the Leadership Program within the School of Criminal Justice, Leadership, and Sociology. This position will primarily be teaching online courses within an MPS concentration in Organizational Leadership, but may also instruct courses on-campus and/or at the undergraduate level.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities include teaching primarily graduate leadership studies courses within the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Organizational Leadership program (e.g. Organizational Systems; Leadership Theory; Organizational Intervention Strategies), and within a new MS in Global Strategic Leadership. The in-load teaching expectation for this position is 12 credit-hours per semester each fall and spring, with no summer teaching required. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other faculty members in the department on course design and revision, learning assurance, and curriculum management of the graduate programs. The candidate may also occasionally teach courses at the undergraduate level, and may also be asked to teach face-to-face courses on-campus. Specific course assignments will be developed in consultation with the chair and other department faculty and depending on the nature of the candidate’s appointment and academic background. Advising responsibilities are considered a component of teaching and will include graduate students. Teaching experience related to global leadership, intercultural competence, building collaborative capacity in cross-sector sustainability partnerships, is desirable but not mandatory.

    Scholarship/Research Requirements:

    A wide range of intellectual contributions are valued within the department (discipline-based research, applied research, pedagogical research and scholarship of engagement). Research expectations are consistent with FHSU’s focus as a teaching institution. The candidate will be expected to develop a scholarly research stream, and is encouraged to align this research with teaching and service obligations. The successful candidate will be supported in her/her research through funding opportunities and is encouraged to engage in collaborative scholarly work with peers.

    Service Responsibilities:

    Committee and other service work at the department and university level is required. Service to the profession is encouraged.

    Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through this webpage will be accepted.

    Required Application Documents: Applicants should submit a cover letter; CV/resume; narrative of online teaching experience; statement of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one consolidated PDF.

    • Cover letter
      • Applicants should explicitly address (minimum and preferred) qualifications along with the various other responsibilities.
    • Narrative of online teaching experience
      • Describe your experiences with online instruction. This may include topics such as instructor-student engagement, learning platforms, and student evaluation of instruction.
    • Statement of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
      • Describe your experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, and explain how your experiences have reflected and formed your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dr. Brent Goertzen, Search Committee Chair


    About the Program:

    The mission of the Leadership Program, housed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is to educate and nurture citizens to lead our organizations, communities, state, nation, and beyond. Led by a team of 11 full-time faculty and more than 15 adjunct faculty, the department offers an array of programs that prepare students to become effective organizational members of the 21st-century workplace, including on-campus and online Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees, two graduate programs, a minor, and various certificates. Our program is also delivered at a partner institution in China. To learn more about our program, please visit

    FHSU and the Leadership Program are committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

    About the College:

    The work that students and faculty do inside and outside of the classroom in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences develops the creative, critical, and practical skills that graduates will use throughout their lifetimes—and across multiple careers—in a rapidly changing world.

    Our General Education courses teach skills that are essential for success in every profession, and they prepare graduates to be productive and successful leaders at the regional, national, and global levels. Our work places us at the heart of the university, fulfilling our shared mission to meet the democratic, economic, and social needs of our communities, our region, and our world.

    Our college’s faculty, department and school chairpersons, and professional advisors look forward to sharing more information about opportunities for scholarly, creative, and professional development in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. For more information about the college, please visit

    Community of Hays

    FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

    Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

    Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

    Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

  • 11 Jul 2023 4:15 PM | Leah Georges (Administrator)

    Do you have the drive to help create 21st Century rural community prosperity? Nebraska Extension is searching for an Extension Educator who catalyzes opportunities, provides strong regional expertise, leads impactful learning programs, and serves as a coach for communities that are poised to thrive. Core to this role is the ability to conduct community outreach, visitation, and engagement with community leaders and residents. We invite you to learn more about this role and Nebraska Extension using the following links: Our Strategic Direction | Nebraska Extension ( and Nebraska Extension – Rural Prosperity Nebraska – YouTubeNebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who demonstrate excellence, adapt easily, exhibit a passion for helping others, are team players, and are excellent communicators.

    We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Blair, Nebraska, and serving Washington, Dodge, Saunders, Burt, Sarpy, and Douglas Counties. As a member of the Nebraska Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. We want individuals who are self-directed and thrive in an autonomous work environment. You will work with high-performing teams to create and deliver world-class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

    This twelve-month, non-tenure track position carries the title of open rank extension educator or extension instructor, depending on the candidate’s level of education. Those possessing a graduate-level degree in the requested area of instruction will be considered for an educator position, a full-time, promotable, non-tenure track appointment. Those possessing an undergraduate degree in the requested area of instruction will be considered for an instructor position, a full-time, non-promotable, non-tenure track appointment that will be renewed annually for a maximum of five years in the appointment. If hired as an instructor, the incumbent will be expected to make satisfactory progress toward and complete a master’s degree within the initial five-year appointment period. As part of the UNL benefits package, the University offers tuition remission for full-time employees, up to 15 credit hours per year. Once the master’s degree is earned within that period, the position will advance to an assistant extension educator appointment.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational or Community Development; Economics; Leadership Studies; Community or Regional Planning; Education; Rural Sociology; Entrepreneurship; Business Administration; Landscape Architecture; Planning with a focus on community-based, regional, urban, environmental, and/or infrastructure; or a closely related field (extension instructor) ORMaster’s degree in Organizational or Community Development; Economics; Leadership Studies; Community or Regional Planning; Education; Rural Sociology; Entrepreneurship; Business Administration; Landscape Architecture; Planning with a focus on community-based, regional, urban, environmental and/or infrastructure; or a closely related field (extension educator).
    • Successful experience teaching adults in a formal or non-formal setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing, verbally, and/or online.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
    • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
    • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming to assist underserved audiences.
    • Demonstrated ability to network effectively with businesses and/or community leaders.
    • Familiarity with rural communities in Nebraska.
    • Understanding of, or experience with, developing and delivering educational programs focused on rural prosperity Nebraska priority issues.
    • Expertise and/or experience in placemaking or leadership work.

    Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the 
    University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

    This position is not eligible for employment-based permanent residency sponsorship. UNL may be able to sponsor temporary work authorization (e.g., H-1B) for the successful candidate.

    Review of applications will begin July 28, 2023, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to, requisition F_230070. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions; 2) your curriculum vitae or resume; and 3) contact information for three professional references. In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically describing your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters. See for guidance in writing this statement.

    As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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

  • 09 Feb 2023 7:47 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

    Faculty Rank Public Service Assistant
    Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
    Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s degree in leadership development, adult education, nonprofit management, organizational behavior and development, public administration, law, negotiation and conflict management, or related field.

    Position Summary

    Applications are invited for two Leadership Development Generalist faculty positions at the nationally recognized J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. These positions will focus on individual, organizational, and community-level training and technical assistance. They are 12-month renewable contract positions at the University of Georgia in the public service promotion track, for which position guidelines have been established by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Board of Regents of the University of Georgia.

    The successful candidates will serve as members of the Fanning faculty and carry out the Fanning Institute’s mission of strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education. Fanning faculty develop, deliver, and evaluate leadership development programming and trainings for communities, organizations, and individuals.

    The position will supervise graduate and undergraduate students and programmatic staff as necessary. It will involve travel throughout the state and beyond with frequent daily, overnight, and weekend travel depending on work program.

    Additional Requirements
    Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
    • Competency in facilitation, training, instructional design, strategic planning, and business development.
    • Expertise in developing client relationships that enhance the Institutes revenue needs.

    Minimum of 5 years of experience in:

    • Leadership development program design, delivery, and evaluation;
    • Working as a trainer or facilitator with basic knowledge of team building, group dynamics, personality assessments, and communication skills;
    • Planning for communities and non-profit organizations such as chambers of commerce;
    • Designing and conducting applied research for projects;
    • Developing robust client relationships;
    • Organizational capacity building in areas such as: programmatic
    • Understanding group process and how to design, implement and evaluate what the clients’ needs are; and
    • Working with a variety of underrepresented populations in Georgia.
    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

    Specific skills sought in the successful candidate include:

    • Designing and implementing stakeholder engagement processes that address complex community challenges;
    • Working with corporations, chamber of commerce, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and the like on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and trainings;
    • Designing and delivering leadership development programming with emphasis on cultural awareness and competency;
    • Executive coaching in a variety of leadership settings.
    • Ability to work in teams, often as the leader of the team, and willing to work as needed throughout the entirety of a project or program.
    • Ability to drive state vehicles.
    • Possess the capacity to work in diverse settings and help clients address a broad range of societal issues and needs through leadership development, training, and education.
    • Understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach at the University of Georgia, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged individuals and communities
    • Skilled communicator, capable of leading high quality leadership training programs and facilitating meetings and group discussions
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with the public,interdisciplinary faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students.

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