Job Posting: Extension Educator – Early Childhood University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Do you have the drive to help us impact children and their families in positive ways? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs that help create environments and experiences for children that result in improved school readiness and enhanced social-emotional growth and development? Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators.


As a member of the Nebraska Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. 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.


Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and [unit name] are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.


We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Lincoln, Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Early Childhood, focusing on early childhood development for families with children aged 0-8 years.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education or closely related field.
  • Successful experience in teaching (formal or non-formal) early childhood professionals and/or caregivers of young children 0-8 years.
  • Demonstrated use of innovative strategies and current technologies to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs focused on the Early Childhood.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
  • Experience in 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.
  • Experience coaching early childhood educators.


Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.


Review of applications to begin on December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to  Search for position F_210198. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. In addition, please complete the supplemental questions asked in the application. Please see for guidance in writing the statement on the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters.


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