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Assistant Director, NCAT

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
National Ctr Asphalt Technology

Division Name
Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title
Assistant Director, NCAT

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary
The Auburn University College of Engineering seeks applicants for an Assistant Director, NCAT to oversee the research program related to the National Center for Asphalt Technology's Pavement Test Track!

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

It's a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We're proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you're new to Auburn, we'd love to introduce you. If you're already acquainted with Auburn, we'll keep it simple: it's time to come home!

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees the Test Track research program. Serves as the primary point of contact for the Test Track research program including sponsor engagement, experimental planning, coordination with Principal Investigators, construction management, budget management and supervision of the NCAT Test Track operations staff.

    • Responsible for presenting research proposals to potential clients and securing sponsor funding for Test Track research in order to grow the program beyond the current funding level of approximately $4 million/year. Requires frequent travel within the U.S.
      • Prepares and executes implementation strategies for Test Track research findings includingpreparation and delivery of of marketing materials, videos, and presentations to stakeholdergroups.
        • Prepares and presents business plans for new Test Track operational strategies.
          • Analyzes Test Track data, conducts engineering analyses and prepares research project reports, articles, webinars, workshops, and other communications with sponsors.
            • Provides pavement engineering advice to stakeholders and allies.

              Minimum Qualifications

              Minimum Qualifications

              Education:Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

              Experience: 15 years of experience in civil engineering with expertise in asphalt pavement research, pavement materials testing, pavement management, and pavement construction.

              Substitutions allowed for Experience:
              When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

              Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

              Minimum Skills and Abilities
              Knowledge of asphalt paving materials, design, testing, construction, project development, project management, and marketing techniques

              Minimum Technology Skills

              Minimum License and Certifications
              Professional Engineering Licensure

              Desired Qualifications

              Desired Qualifications
              Experience in higher education

              Posting Detail Information

              Salary Range
              $128,700 - $257,400

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              EEO Statement
              Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

              AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

              Special Instructions to Applicants
              provide 3 references

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