People interested in being the next president of Haskell Indian Nations University have three weeks to get their materials together.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 6, according to a job posting at USAJobs.gov, the government site for federal employment.
The Bureau of Indian Education, which is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is seeking a replacement for Linda Warner, the Haskell president who resigned her post earlier fall after being sent to handle other bureau duties off campus since September 2009. Chris Redman, an education specialist from the bureau’s Oklahoma City office, is interim president.
The president oversees Haskell, a land grant institution in Lawrence that serves members of American Indian and Alaska Native nations as authorized by Congress and in partial fulfillment of treaty and trust obligations. The school’s nearly 1,000 students from about 150 tribes do not pay tuition, and instead pay fees by semester: $215 if living on campus, or $110 for those living off.
The school’s annual budget is about $14.2 million.
The advertised salary range for the next president is $113,735 to $147,857. Warner, who accepted reassignment to another post within the bureau, had made just over $140,000 as Haskell president.
The bureau confirmed Warner’s resignation Nov. 1, and said a national committee would be appointed to assist the bureau in its search for a new president.
Stephen Prue, who works in the president’s office at Haskell, said the committee had not yet been formed but that it would include members of Haskell faculty, staff and the Haskell Board of Regents.