Seeking a new center director, building nutrition, public health focus
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso seeks a full-time, research-active faculty member to serve as director, responsible for administering and coordinating all aspects of the center as well as leading a robust, nationally recognized research program in human nutrition and public health.
The center’s developing focus on human nutrition and public health is part of a shift across the agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife to advance health through agriculture and to create the evidence-base that connects food and nutrition to health promotion — benefitting consumers and agriculture producers.
Read a full position description and apply for the El Paso center director position at WorkDay.
Striving for Reliable and Safe Water Supplies
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso strives to address problems arising from El Paso’s unique geography. The city is situated on the U.S.-Mexico border and is home to 800,000 people — 96 percent of the population of Far West Texas. Across the Rio Grande is the neighboring Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, with a population of 1.3 million. The region’s frequent droughts and rapidly growing population underscore an urgent need for sufficient, reliable, safe, and cost-efficient water supplies. Focusing on the most pressing needs of Far West Texas, the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso is home to internationally recognized research programs in groundwater and surface water management, freshwater conservation, salinity management, controlled environment agriculture, natural resource economics and policy, hydrological system dynamics and resilience, and the development of profitable drought- and salt-tolerant crops.
Water Resources and Salinity Management
The Water Resources and Salinity Management research program specializes in, salinity assessment and management, beneficial use of waters with elevated salinity such as industrial wastewater, gray-water, reclaimed water, and brackish groundwater, and on-farm water conservation.
Hydrology and Water
The Hydrology and Water research program focuses on hydrology in arid regions, and transboundary water resources planning and management.
Water System Dynamics and Resilience
The program will help improve the understanding of the complex system dynamics that connect water with energy, natural resources, agriculture, ecosystem integrity, communities, and economic sustainability in the arid region. The key goal is to develop mathematical models and enable direct interaction with stakeholders for actionable decision making.
Natural Resource Economics and Policy
The natural resource economics and policy program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso is working at the forefront of natural resource policy and research.