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Director, Institute of Biological Chemistry

Washington State University, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Pullman, Washington State
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University seeks an internationally distinguished researcher and academic leader to be the Director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry (IBC) (  The position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in developing new strategic initiatives and in further advancing established areas of departmental excellence in modern plant sciences.  Members of the Institute employ biochemical, biophysical, genetic and systems biology approaches to investigate and understand fundamental processes in plants.  The IBC is housed in a new state-of-the-art building with exceptional facilities for plant growth and analysis. 

The Director will be an individual with outstanding academic credentials who can articulate a clear vision for leading and developing the Institute, while promoting a broadly shared sense of collegiality, mutual respect and support within the department, college and university. The successful candidate is expected to have developed and sustained a productive, internationally recognized, research program complementary to existing institute and college strengths. In addition, they will have a record of excellence in promoting graduate education.  The Director’s portfolio will include the academic and fiscal management of the IBC and promoting the professional development of faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate, and  undergraduate students.  Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in a fundamental area of modern plant science or a related discipline.

Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022.  To apply or obtain more detailed information go to WSU Jobs (search R-7919).  For questions or confidential expressions of interest, please contact Scot Hulbert, Search Committee Chair, at or (509)312-9427. WSU is an EO/AA Educator Employer


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