Director Purdue Agricultural Centers

West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue University
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Job Summary

The Director of Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACS) provides leadership and overall management of the Purdue Agricultural Research Centers and other college facilities off campus. Supervision of 8 PACS superintendents.


Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Farm Management, Precision Agriculture or related field
Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience (production and/or research agriculture)
Possess knowledge of the 8 Purdue Ag Centers (PACs) across the state of Indiana, Indiana weather and soil conditions, and equipment safety
Knowledge of field experimental research techniques, production agriculture (both cropping and animal systems), plot statistics, and applied research across various agricultural fields
Ability to supervise and work cooperatively with a broad spectrum of people (scientists, technicians, agricultural leaders, agricultural producers, commercial vendors, sales staff, repair and service technicians and hired labor)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, drive, leadership, and desire to work with agronomic, forestry and horticultural crops and livestock in an applied university research farm environment
Ability to responsibly oversee fiscal management of university assets
Must possess or be willing to acquire an Indiana commercial pesticide applicator license
Ability to work independently as well as within a business unit environment


M.S. or Ph.D. degree
Experience working in an academic or research environment with significant responsibility for management functions across a large division, facilitating applied research, and facilities planning Experience in crop, animal and/or timber research
Experience in management or coordination of staff and project management
Understanding of crop and animal research, working with outside agencies, donors and industry partners
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) accreditation
Commercial Driver's License or willingness to acquire

Additional Information:

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Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
A background check will be required for employment in this position
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
Date Posted: 31 August 2022
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