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Center Director – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock with Texas A&M Agrilife Research in Lubbock, Texas

Type of position This is a full-time, 12-month appointment and will be linked with a departmental affiliation within Texas A&M University that best fits the candidate’s background and interest.
Employer Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Description of Employer Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research agency in agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences. We conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to Texans and around the world. We are a state agriculture agency part of Texas A&M AgriLife, which allows us to fund research across many fields.
Location Lubbock, Texas
Description of Location Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 East Drew Street, Lubbock, TX 79403.
Salary Commensurate
Closing date of competition Review of applications will begin on or about July 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Date position available Position is available on September 1, 2023.
Description of duties

Texas A&M AgriLife Research seeks a full-time, research-active, and dynamic individual with a proven record of research excellence to serve as Center Director at the agency’s Lubbock Center. This person will be responsible for administering and coordinating all aspects of the Center. This is a 12-month appointment and will be linked with a departmental affiliation within Texas A&M University that best fits the candidate’s background and interest.

The Center Director is expected to provide visionary leadership, recognize and respond to dynamic research and public service needs regionally and statewide, and catalyze the design and implementation of innovative research projects.  The Center Director is also responsible for fostering productive partnerships and relationships with relevant organizations; recruiting and retaining highly qualified faculty and staff; promoting professional development among faculty and staff; facilitating the acquisition of external resources; and providing fair, sound, and transparent management of human, physical, and fiscal assets. Central to the success of this position is the ability to foster interdisciplinary research and collaborate on the subject matter with department heads, university administration, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, local/state/national government entities, civic and business leaders, and advisory and commodity groups.

https://agriliferesearch.tamu.edu/“>Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the leading research and technology-development agency in Texas for agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Our discoveries yield economic, environmental, and health benefits that are key to our state’s success and vital to the lives of its citizens.  With 13 research centers throughout the state, AgriLife Research is dedicated to research that improves the Texas economy and lives of local and statewide stakeholders through research across the whole agricultural value chain.

Please see https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AgriLife_Research_External/job/Lubbock-TX/Center-Director—Texas-A-M-AgriLife-Research-and-Extension-Center-at-Lubbock_R-061984“>R-061984 Center Director – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock for detailed information on the job description and application.

Qualifications sought

Minimum requirements include an earned Ph. D. in an agricultural or closely associated discipline; recognized leadership in agricultural sciences; an excellent research background in a relevant field, as demonstrated by refereed publications, grant funding, and awards; academic stature and achievement appropriate to the rank of Professor; demonstrated ability to engage with stakeholder groups, identify critical and conduct solutions-oriented research to address them; demonstrated success in building, supporting, and leading interdisciplinary teams; and experience in managing human and fiscal resources.

Contact for additional information Address inquiries to Search Advisory Committee Chair:
Brent Auvermann, Ph.D.
Professor & Center Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Amarillo
email: [email protected]
work: 806-577-5600
Application procedure  
Submit what An application should contain:
1) A cover letter including the applicant’s vision for research, and extension, and administrative philosophy for the Center;
2) A statement of research for the position (2-page limit);
3) A statement of administrative vision for the position (2-page limit);
4) A statement of extension for the position (2-page limit);
5) A current resume or curriculum vitae;
6) and contact information for three references.
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Texas A&M University System Members employees should apply online by logging into SSO and accessing their Workday account.

Additional Information Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.