Under the supervision of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) Dean and Director of Land Grant Programs, the Associate/Full Professor and Executive Associate Director provides visionary leadership for strategic planning and engagement for the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). CARC is an integral component of the 1890 land-grant mission in the State of Texas dedicated to delivering relevant, research-based educational programs designed to empower individuals to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. CARC encompasses all areas of research in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences such as Animal Systems, Plant Systems, Food Systems, Natural Resource and Environmental Systems and Social Systems and Allied Research. The Associate/Full Professor and Executive Associate Director for CARC is responsible for the strategic direction, oversight, operation and coordination of all research activities as outlined in the approved NIFA Plan of Work. Candidates must be tenure eligible and qualify for a rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Serves as the chief operating officer for the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) to ensure the implementation of the NIFA Plan of Work.
Builds and further develops interworking relationships with Extension and Research employees to ensure relevance, impact, and alignment with stakeholder needs.
Increases and strengthens mission integration among Research, Extension and Education.
Interfaces with the appropriate University and CAHS Leadership on administrative matters, program development, implementation, evaluation, and resource acquisition.
Provides transformative leadership, focus, an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic initiatives that direct CARC into the future through progressive, positive change.
Coordinates with the Dean and Director of Land Grant Programs in planning and implementation of integrated research programs to meet the objectives of NIFA goals
Represents the organization at national, state, TAMUS, and local functions as required and approved.
Develops a system for annual needs analysis and a means of integrating and utilizing needs assessment in program development and visioning.
Coordinates, supports and encourages cost-effective strategies/methods for professional development of all faculty and staff.
Conducts annual performance evaluations for CARC personnel and makes recommendations for improvement or changes as warranted.
Provides organizational, strategic, annual, and long-range planning and planning and coordinating with other agencies, organizations, and groups.
Seeks additional external funding to expand research initiatives.
Interacts closely with the Executive Associate Director for the Cooperative Extension Program, Director of Farm Operations, other administrators within CAHS and at Prairie View A&M University.
Assists with the development of funding agreements, comprehensive plans of work, annual reports and strategic planning and implementation.
Assists the Dean and Director in developing and monitoring research budgets for Evans-Allen and for research projects.
Advises the Dean and Director of Land Grant Programs on policy, programming and related issues affecting the functioning of PVAMU CARC.
Promotes the use of digital and other future-oriented technology in the delivery of programs.
Initiates and fosters effective relationships, partnerships, collaboration and agreements with academic and other units within the University that have complementary vision, missions and goals to further develop the four-prong vision of teaching, research, service and the farm.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Doctorate degree (Ph.D.)
Ten (10) years of experience in a relevant field to also include five (5) years of supervisory experience.
An academic record (including publications, grants, and teaching and pedagogical contributions) should be such that it merits appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
Strong research record.
Job Posting Close Date:
May 31, 2020
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Effective leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills are essential.
The ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Excellent customer service, public speaking, and interpersonal skills;.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of communications technology, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Previous experience in a similar position especially in an academic institution.
Knowledge of USDA and land grant programs especially as they relate to 1890 institutions, and an understanding of agriculture.
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or [email protected] should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
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/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Internal Number: R-029932
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.