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Director, Human Resources (Research)
Auburn University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2024
Title Director, Human Resources (Research)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research
    Human Resources
Are you ready to take on a dynamic role that combines leadership in higher education human resources with strategic support of major research initiatives?

The Auburn University Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development are excited to begin reviewing candidates who are uniquely qualified for this complex and critical role that will champion HR processes to drive the advancement of research activities University-wide.

At Auburn, our work changes lives.
Whether in the laboratory, the field, or the classroom, Auburn University’s research endeavors are diverse and comprehensive, focusing on developing solutions to major problems that confront humankind and expanding the base of knowledge and technologies available to improve our quality of life.

Research at Auburn University
Auburn’s role as a land-grant university emphasizes strong research programs in agriculture, natural resources, the life sciences, engineering and the physical sciences. Strong and expanding research programs exist in agriculture; architecture, design and construction; business; education; engineering; forestry and wildlife sciences; human sciences; the liberal arts; nursing; pharmacy; science and mathematics; and veterinary medicine.

Job Summary
The Director of Human Resources will report to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, who leads the central HR unit for Auburn University and will hold a dual leadership role with our Research and Economic Development division.

Responsibilities in Research: The Director will closely collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Research and serve as an advisor within our complex research division, where responsibilities include planning, directing, managing, and overseeing human resources programs that affect research activities across campus.

Responsibilities in Human Resources: The Director will serve as a University Human Resources expert resource, participating in strategic projects, enterprise-wide initiatives, workforce planning, and providing advice, counsel, mentoring, coaching, and training as needed. The Director will collaborate with distributed human resources liaisons across the University, the Provost's Office, University Human Resources, and campus-wide administration leadership to ensure complex enterprise-wide processes align with enterprise objectives and adhere to university policies and regulations. The Director will lead and facilitate research enterprise-wide collaboration, planning, implementation, and monitoring of the research position and pay processes across the University to align with Auburn University's research mission and goals.

Living in Auburn, Alabama - it’s a Lifestyle!
The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

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