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: http://www.che.wsu.edu and
http://www.bioengineering.wsu.edu . 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 research@wsu.edu, 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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