Conservation Matters April 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Position announcement: TWRI director

The search is underway for a director of the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). The position vacancy is posted on the Texas A&M AgriLife Great Jobs website.

This position will lead the Texas Water Resources Institute ( which focuses on water-related applications, including water quality, supply, and water use in Texas, the U.S., and internationally. The director will provide intellectual, philosophical, and strategic leadership to system faculty, and the institute’s scientists, staff, and students to meet teaching, research, and extension missions. The director will be responsible for developing optimum tactical and strategic responses to water-related issues and opportunities and will manage the human and fiscal resources, including leading a contract and grants program that elevates water-related efforts throughout the Texas A&M University System. 

This position requires a Ph.D. and fifteen years of relevant post-Ph.D. experience with a documented record of distinction in teaching, research, and/or extension, along with experience leading and managing interdisciplinary water-related programs and teams.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in water-related science, engineering, policy or management and who are recognized experts in the field.

Visit the Great Jobs posting for more details. Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Dr. Roel Lopez is currently TWRI interim director as well as director of the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and will continue in the later role following the hiring of a new TWRI director. The institutes will continue to work together and share staff and services.

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