Associate Dean/Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station

New Mexico State University (NMSU) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean/Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES).  The Associate Dean/Director administers the research programs of the College of ACES.  Major responsibilities include the planning, coordination, budgeting, and monitoring of college research resources.  The successful candidate will provide vision, energy, enthusiasm, and innovative dynamic leadership to the Agricultural Experiment Station and is expected to be an advocate for the college, its students, faculty and staff at the university, state, and national levels.  The position interacts with citizen advisory groups affiliated with Agricultural Science Centers geographically located throughout the state. The Associate Dean/Director is administratively responsible to the Dean of the College, works closely with Academic Programs and the Cooperative Extension Service, and serves on the College Cabinet, Dean’s Department Heads Council, the Council of Associate Deans for Research, national and regional experiment station director associations, and other committees as necessary. An earned doctorate and tenured or tenurable at the rank of professor in a discipline represented within the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences is required.


The AES System interacts with all academic and Extension departments by supporting fundamental and applied science and technology research to benefit New Mexico's citizens in the economic, social, health, and cultural aspects of agriculture, natural resources management, and family issues. The AES System consists of scientists on the main campus in Las Cruces and at twelve Agricultural Science Centers (ASCs) throughout New Mexico. The off-campus centers support fundamental and applied research under New Mexico’s varied environmental conditions to meet the agricultural and natural resource management needs of communities in every part of the state. The AES System is funded by state and federal appropriations, commodity sales, and through grants and contracts. Research expenditures were in excess of $15 Million in 2018.

Rich in history, culture and hospitality, Las Cruces is nestled in the Mesilla Valley between the Rio Grande and the dramatic backdrop of the Organ Mountains. With 350 days of sunshine, beautiful scenery of wide open spaces and breathtaking sunsets, Las Cruces offers a relaxed lifestyle.



Application must be submitted online by: 4/30/2019. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: Posting # 1901483S


NMSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.