The E.V. Smith Research Center of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director. This position is located at the EVSRC Headquarters – Field Crops Unit in Shorter, AL. The individual selected for this position will provide leadership to the center in collaboration with the Director of Experiment Station Research Operations, administration, Department Heads, and Dean for the College of Agriculture and the Director and Associate Directors of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
Responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations and implementation of operational and research projects at the center to support all AAES programs related to row crop production for research, teaching, and/or extension programs. Specific duties may vary based upon departmental needs and may include the following:
Planning, overseeing, and implementing all aspects of a research unit to include design, system installation, operation, and data collection for row crop research, teaching, and extension projects.
Interacting with a variety of individuals and groups for tours, seminars, and presentations.
Scheduling, monitoring, and maintaining records of research.
Procuring equipment and supplies to sustain research projects.
Supervising machinery operation, maintenance, and repair.
Supervising and/or monitoring clean up and sanitation of research facility and equipment.
May assist in the development and monitoring of the department budget.
Ensuring compliance with pesticide application, procedure, and standards, as well as other regulations specific to execution of job responsibilities;
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes directing and coordinating work schedules, training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.