National Center for Supercomputing Applications
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Salary is commensurate with experience
Closes: 14 March 2021
  • March 14, 2021
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications


    National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Executive Director, Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS)

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation’s scientific enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address and research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of Fortune 50 companies for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

    NCSA is seeking a talented, highly-motivated individual to provide leadership of the Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS) National AI Institute. The Executive Director (ED) will provide operational management of activities and strategic initiatives of AIFARMS. As a member of the leadership team, the ED will participate in project leadership activities, meetings with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and collaborate with the Principal Investigators (Pis). The ED will participate in strategic planning efforts and serve as an ex officio member of the various governance groups for AIFARMS. The ED will represent AIFARMS at various local, regional, and national meetings and events. As directed by the AIFARMS Director, the ED will supervise AIFARMS staff, including the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, administrative staff, and research staff.

    NCSA is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit