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.
  • Buffett Institute Program Administrator
    The Buffett Institute is seeking appplications for the position of Program Administrator of the Metro Omaha Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan. The Program Administrator will collaborate with senior Institute staff to provide continued leadership in developing and implementing a birth through Grade 3 approach, including home visiting for birth – 3-year-olds, in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. A key role of the Program Administrator will be to lead a talented team of Buffett Institute specialists and educational facilitators who are helping to implement the Superintendents' Plan. Among other duties, the administrator will continue to develop and implement the birth through Grade 3 approach in specific sites within the Learning Community, and establish and maintain collaborative relationships with school districts, individual schools, community-based early childhood programs, and other community organizations participating in the Superintendents' Plan. 
  • 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.
  • Buffett Institute Finance and Administrative Associate
    The Buffett Institute is seeking applications for the position of finance and administrative associate. This position is responsible for providing administrative and financial record keeping support for the business transactions at the Buffett Institute, monitoring and maintaining documentation for financial and administrative accounts, managing SAP and NUFFO transactions, and preparing financial/accounting reports. Among other duties, the associate will assist human resource functions for the Institute in close coordination with the University of Nebraska's Central Administration and share in general office support talks.
  • Buffett Institute Office Associate
    The Buffett Institute is seeking applications for the position of office associate. This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the Buffett Institute. Among other duties, the associate will ensure that Institute guests are greeted in a professional manner and assist in maintaining the business office, answer the primary telephone for Institute staff, sort and distribute mail, maintain inventory and ordering of office supplies, schedule meetings and provide support in maintaining calendars, prepare travel arrangements, assist with logistical planning of Institute events, and serve as backup to the Institute's office associate(s), as needed.