Notice of Vacancy Sandi Brabb 21 Jan 1998 16:26 EST
NOTICE OF VACANCY VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Vice Provost for Research at Washington State University. Appointment is anticipated July 1, 1998. THE UNIVERSITY Washington State University (WSU) is the Land Grant institution and a major research university in the State of Washington. The main campus of the WSU system is located in Pullman. The Pullman campus with an enrollment of nearly 17,000 students is one of the largest residential universities in the West. Three branch campuses enrolling a total of about 3,000 students are located in the Spokane, TriCities, and Vancouver metropolitan areas. Agricultural research and extension centers are also located throughout the state. WSU's faculty of about 1,900 includes a substantial number of scholars with national and international reputations. Sponsored program activity for the University totaled $116 million for fiscal year 1997. POSITION DESCRIPTION The Vice Provost for Research is expected to provide the visionary leadership necessary to raise the stature of WSU as a major research institution and to diversify support for research activities. In this capacity, the Vice Provost shall: * Serve as senior administrative officer for research with specific responsibilities for overseeing the support areas of grant and contract preaward services and technology transfer and patents and for supervising multidisciplinary and intercampus research programs and service units. * Strengthen the relationship and visibility of WSU with federal and state government agencies, research institutes, private foundations, and corporations. * Advocate faculty research endeavors and facilitate interdisciplinary and intercampus research projects. * Ensure institutional compliance with government regulations for human subjects, animal care and use, conflict of interest, scientific integrity, and biosafety. * Communicate effectively the research role of the University with the State Legislature and the general public. QUALIFICATIONS * Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and an academic record sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured full professor. * Demonstrated success in obtaining external grants and/or contracts in support of independent research. * Service on federal research review committees, advisory boards, or policy and planning committees. Preferably, a candidate will have been involved in shaping policy at the national level. * Familiarity with public (state and federal) and private research funding sources. * Knowledge of the research and development needs of the private sector, including technology transfer activities and intellectual property issues. * Strong written and oral communications skills. * Understanding of national trends affecting academic research and ability to develop a strategic research plan. * Familiarity with a range of disciplines & diversity of a major research & land grant university. * Administrative experience of at least the level of academic department chair or equivalent. SALARY The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and four letters of reference. Screening of applicants will begin on March 20, 1998 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to: Professor Robert Harder, Chair Vice Provost for Research Search Committee Washington State University PO Box 646226 Pullman, WA 991646226 email: email@example.com Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnamera or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and above are encouraged to apply. 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. Immigration and Naturalization Service.