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Director and Professor

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Director and Professor

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Director and Professor

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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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Summary of Duties:

Direct the VSCEB School to a higher level of excellence in research, education, and service.

Develop and implement a vision for the school and direct the progress toward achieving them.

Direct the School’s budgetary and planning process in consultation with the Dean.

Provide leadership and facilitation to faculty, staff, and students.

Communicate school vision and programs to constituents including academia, government agencies, industry, and alumni.

Philanthropic engagement.

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VSCEB is one of the five units of VCEA and thus the Director position is critical to guide the school to ensure it can achieve higher levels of excellence. VSCEB is a strong contributor to the WSU metrics in its Drive to 25.

Washington State University, Pullman
Washington State University’s educational enterprise serves the entire state—ranging from the metropolitan Puget Sound region to the rural areas of northeastern and southeastern Washington. That enterprise has expanded in recent years to better meet the needs of Washington’s growing economy and its increasing population.
The Pullman campus is the oldest and largest campus in the WSU system. Most of the system’s senior administrative team, including WSU’s president and provost, are based in Pullman. Enrollment totaled 21,022 students for the 2018 fall semester. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the Pullman campus.
Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded during the past decade. Major new facilities include a digital classroom building, a plant sciences facility, a multicultural center, a veterinary and biomedical research building, and the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building.

Pullman Area
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem is also home to the flagship campus Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to family values, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture. Part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho eight miles to the east, the city is 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city.

View hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/benefit-details for information regarding competitive benefits available.

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Full Time

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Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Chemical Engineering Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field.

Successful candidates will have an outstanding record of excellence in research and teaching commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor with demonstrated visionary leadership credentials and strong commitment to diversity and service to their organization.

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Open Recruitment

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on (i) personal research, (ii) diversity, and (iii) vision, including goals for the Voiland School’s educational and research programs as well as their leadership for achieving those goals. A list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) is also required. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2021.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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