Notice of Vacancy Sandi Brabb 21 Jan 1998 16:26 EST


Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Vice
Provost for Research at Washington State University.
Appointment is anticipated July 1, 1998.

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.

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
 *  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.

 *  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.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and

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

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.