Job TitleAssociate Director & Chief Scientific Officer
AgencyTexas A&M Agrilife Research
DepartmentResearch Director Management
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Associate Director & Chief Scientific Officer
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is seeking an outstanding, innovative, and dynamic Associate Director & Chief Scientific Officer with a proven record of visionary leadership and management. The incumbent will also serve as Associate Dean of Research for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This will be a 12- month position administratively located in College Station, Texas that will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to direct and enhance the research mission of the agency and that of its statewide, national, and international partners.
Position Responsibilities include providing leadership to the following areas:
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Grant and Contract Reviews and Approvals
Seed Funding Programs/Exceptional Items
Provide Strategic Support to all Research & Extension Centers and Departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Provide Support to Texas A&M AgriLife Research College Station Based Core Facilities, Centers, and Institutes
Liaison with the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, TAMU Division of Research and TAMUS VC for Research
Develop Partnerships/Collaborations with Texas A&M System Universities
Intellectual Property Management
Agency Representative to Commodity Boards, Producer Associations, Regional/National Committees
Expected to serve on unit, department, agency, and university committees as appropriate.
Travel as needed to visit Research & Extension Centers or to participate in statewide, national, or international meetings.
Other Duties as Assigned
The position reports to the Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station.
Ph.D. in subject matter area related to mission and research conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Qualifications necessary for hire at the rank Professor
Proven track-record of securing external funding and producing high-quality scholarly publications.
Commitment to an interdisciplinary team approach to innovative research.
Interpersonal skills to establish effective communication and working relationships with staff, faculty, administration, and external contacts.
A minimum of 10 years of professional experience
Five years of supervisory experience
Experience leading interdisciplinary research teams
Knowledge of Land Grant University System and Agricultural Experiment Stations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent English oral, written, and electronic communication skills.
Ability to use personal computer to communicate effectively, prepare proposals to include cost information on spreadsheets, and provide reports of activities.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of multidisciplinary teams.
Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and stakeholders.
Ability to multi-task and recruit and manage support staff effectively.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research at College Station, Texas
About Texas A&M AgriLife Research:
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is Texas’ premier agricultural, natural resources and life sciences research agency with >600 Ph.D. level scientists and ~ $ 300 Million in total annual expenditures for the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. AgriLife Research’s portfolio includes all aspects of agriculture and life sciences research in collaboration with other state agencies, universities, government organizations and industry groups. AgriLife Research delivers life-sustaining, industry-changing research impacts to Texas, the nation, and the world.
Note to applicants, please attach:
Names of Professional References, 3 minimum
Closing date for applications: Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Date position is available: June 1, 2023.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Mark Hussey email@example.com , search advisory committee chair.
All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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