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    Washington State University (WSU) is searching for a director of a
    School of Chemical and Bioengineering. Please send all inquiries to the
    address listed in the ad below.

    Anita Vasavada

    Position: Director, School of Chemical and Bioengineering

    Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a highly motivated,
    visionary leader to direct an anticipated School of Chemical and
    Bioengineering. The director will integrate established activities in
    chemical engineering with emerging opportunities in bioengineering. The
    resulting school will have increased student enrollments, expanded
    research productivity, greater interactions with government and
    industry, and visible leadership in the University s strategic plan to
    build interdisciplinary biotechnology research and education. The
    successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in a relevant
    engineering discipline and a demonstrated potential for academic
    leadership, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and a
    strong record of peer-refereed publications from funded research.
    Further, the candidate should have a commitment to undergraduate and
    graduate education, the ability to interact positively with university
    administrators and peers, and a record of interactions with industry and
    government, consistent with the land-grant University s vision of
    research and education.

    The School of Chemical and Bioengineering at WSU will be formed by
    building upon the strong base in the Chemical Engineering Department and
    the growing Bioengineering Program. Additional information may be
    obtained at the following websites: and . With a student enrollment of
    approximately 22,500, WSU is a comprehensive research, land-grant
    university, ranked in the top 50 public research universities in the
    nation by U.S. News & World Report. Biotechnology is an area of major
    strength at WSU, cross-cutting many departments and colleges at the
    University. The School and its Director are located at the WSU campus in
    Pullman, Washington, which offers a friendly small-town living
    environment about 75 miles south of Spokane.

    Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a letter of
    introduction summarizing the candidate s capabilities and vision, and
    the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three
    references who can speak to the candidate s abilities. Inquiries may be
    directed to, and application materials should be sent
    to: James N. Petersen, Vice Provost for Research, Chair of Chemical and
    Bioengineering Director Search Committee, Office of the Vice Provost for
    Research, P.O. Box 641033, Pullman, WA 99164-1033. Screening of
    applicants will begin January 20, 2004, and continue until the position
    is filled.

    Washington State University is an EO/AA educator and employer. Members
    of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons
    of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    Anita Vasavada, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Programs in Bioengineering and Neuroscience
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA 99164-6520
    voice: (509) 335-7533
    fax: (509) 335-4650

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