Director of Scientific Evidence Center

Fort Worth, Texas
Commensurate with experience
August 24 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research (AgriLife) is seeking an internationally-renowned leader to serve as the Director for the newly developed Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Scientific Evidence Center (EC Director).  The mission of the Center is to become an authoritative source for non-biased information on the Agri-Food system’s effects on health, the environment, and the economy, thereby contributing to global solutions for malnutrition, diet-related chronic disease, and environmental sustainability. 

The EC Director will be responsible for building and maintaining this center, including developing national and international partnerships and collaborations, and assuring publication of high-quality, unbiased, and transparent evidence-based reviews.  The EC Director will also work collaboratively with Texas A&M Leadership to establish this center as a leading voice in developing consensus on standards of evidence and promoting public trust in science-informed policies and solutions.

The EC Director will lead philanthropic activities and serve as the public face of the Center with state, federal, and global organizations, and develop collaborative opportunities with other U.S. and international evidence organizations.  The EC Director will be capable of building sustainable relationships with experts across a wide variety of relevant disciplines in the Agri-Food-Health system.  The EC Director will also serve as a key liaison for participating in leadership committees in evidence and policy arenas, including with foundations and government. 

The EC Director will represent the Center to Texas A&M university as well, including galvanizing faculty to participate as partners and topic experts, and overseeing the policies and practices of the Center to assure scientific integrity and reputation.  The EC Director will be responsible for the overall administration of center staff, budgets, and educational programs, which includes working with AgriLife leadership to establish strategic initiatives and programmatic priorities, and identifying funding sources for their implementation.

Texas A&M AgriLife is the largest comprehensive agriculture and life sciences program nationally, Texas A&M AgriLife brings together a college and four state agencies within The Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M AgriLife Research is one of these agencies.  With over 5,000 employees, and a presence in every county across the state, Texas A&M AgriLife is uniquely positioned to improve lives, the environment, and the economy of Texas and the nation through education, research, extension, and service. 

The complete position profile can be found here:

The search committee will begin a review of applications mid--September and continue its work until an appointment is made.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling ongoing basis. Candidates should provide a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile; curriculum vitae/resume; 3-5 professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Informal inquiries or requests for more information may be sent via email to:

Contact name:  Maggi Carmichael

Contact email:

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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