Extension/Research Professor and Head-Coastal Research & Extension Center – Biloxi, Mississippi

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University
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Full Time Positions
Salary will be commensurate with level of qualification.
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The Head is a full-time administrative position, and answers to the Directors of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the Mississippi State University Extension Service (MSU-ES), respectively. The Head is responsible for administrative management that fosters teamwork among faculty and staff of the Center by using appropriate communications, management methods, and organizational guidelines to develop, enable, implement, and evaluate programs. The Head must foster relationships and communication with academic Heads based on campus, other R and E Center Heads, MAFES/MSU-ES/DAFVM administrators, other campus-based units, and external stakeholders. The Head may have an academic home in one of several departments. The Head is responsible for managing appropriated funds, procuring extramural support as gifts, grants and/or contracts, making timely decisions, delegating responsibility, and motivating faculty and staff toward accomplishment of defined Research and Extension objectives. Frequent travel is required between campus and to the Experiment Stations and County offices within the Region.

Be an effective representative of the research, extension and outreach efforts of the CREC with agencies, producers, agricultural groups, civic organizations, professional organization and the general public.

Responsible for providing overall leadership and administration to the Research and Extension faculty and staff housed at the units below and to the county Extension personnel in the 21 county Extension Southeast Region.

  1. R & E Center at Biloxi
  2. Beaumont Horticulture Unit
  3. Crosby Arboretum (Picayune)
  4. Experimental Seafood Processing Lab
  5. McNeill Research Unit
  6. South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station (Poplarville)
  7. White Sand Research Unit (Poplarville)
  8. Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Moss Point)
  9. Coastal Extension Region (21 Counties in SE MS)
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in an agricultural science, natural resources, family and consumer sciences or closely related field.
  1. Demonstrated success in planning, developing and coordinating research and extension programs.
  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage fiscal, physical and
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and organization levels.
Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at jobs.msstate.edu, PARF # 9535

Application should include the following attachments:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. The candidate's administrative philosophy and vision as it relates to CREC.
  4. Five professional references that include their name, address, telephone number, and email address.
Supplemental information may be submitted electronically to:


Dr. Steve Martin, Chair Associate Director & Extension Professor Extension Administration

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