Start Early. Start well.
We are a new institute and will continue to add staff positions as our programs unfold.

Current open positions include:

  • Buffett Institute Endowed Community Professorships
    The Buffett Institute is establishing four endowed community professorships on the NU campuses. Each professorship focuses on different aspects of early childhood development and reflects the interdisciplinary commitment of the Buffett Institute, a four-campus, university-wide research, practice, outreach, and policy institute. The individual who holds this title is campus-based (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, and Medical Center), reporting to the chair of his or her home academic unit. Additionally, the holder of the endowed professorship will commit one-quarter of his/her professional effort to working with the Buffett Institute during the academic year. The positions at UNK and UNMC have been filled. Other position descriptions are posted on campus websites, or will be posted during the 2016 - 2017 academic year.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Childhood Research
    The Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research (NAECR) and the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (CYFS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in partnership with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, are offering a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship beginning on or around June 1, 2017. The fellowship is part of the Institute for Educational Sciences-funded Early Learning Network, a collective group of research and assessment teams located at six universities and research centers across the country seeking to advance the understanding of policies and practices that narrow the achievement gap and maintain early learning success as children transition from preschool to elementary school and beyond. The fellow will become an integral team member on UNL's Network project, Learning Frontiers: PreK to Grade 3.