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College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Searches

Director, School of Food Science

THE OPPORTUNITY

The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) seeks a distinguished leader to be Director of the School of Food Science (https://sfs.wsu.edu). Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-eligible position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to begin July 1, 2022, or as negotiated, at the Pullman, WA campus. The position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in developing new strategic initiatives and in further advancing established areas of the School’s excellence in research, extension, and teaching. Members of the School use these activities to educate, train and inform students and stakeholders working in a wide range of fresh produce packing and food processing industries across the state, nation, and worldwide.

The mission of the School is to provide education, scientific knowledge, leadership, and training to students, food science professionals, and the general public, to ensure a safe, nutritious, innovative, and sustainable food supply for local and global consumers.

THE RESPONSIBILITY

The Director is responsible for all aspects of the curriculum offered by the School, distributing the teaching, research, and extension load, caring for the equipment and facilities assigned to the School, allocating and supervising department funds, conducting annual reviews of faculty and staff, and performing other duties assigned by the dean of the college and the provost.  The Director makes recommendations to the dean for appointments, promotions, and salaries of members of the unit, and transacts official unit business with deans, other administrators, and students.  The Director is expected to provide leadership in the formation and execution of departmental policies, hold meetings with all available members of the faculty on matters of policy, execute day-to-day operating decisions, and exercise other leadership responsibilities.  The WSU provost provides guidelines on the duties and responsibilities of chairs and directors at:

https://provost.wsu.edu/procedures/chairs-directors/duties-and-responsibilities/

The Director will be an individual with outstanding credentials who can articulate and execute a clear, shared vision for leading and developing the School, while promoting a broadly shared sense of collegiality, mutual respect, and support within the School, college, and university. The successful candidate is expected to have a record of excellence in conducting and promoting undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate is expected to engage in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate levels and may sustain an active research and/or extension program complementary to existing School and college strengths. The Director’s portfolio will include fiscal management of the School, promoting professional development of faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students, engagement with School faculty located at Research and Extension Centers, and interaction with stakeholders in food and related industries and organizations in the state and across the Pacific Northwest.

CANDIDATE INFORMAITON

Dojin Ryu (Professor, Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences, University of Idaho)
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Open Presentation: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:30am – 12:00pm, FSHN Building Room 104A or via zoom
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95061418185?pwd=OFJ1Kzl6NjZnNkZ3T2dnMERsUm1tQT09&from=addon 

 

Soo-Yeun Lee (Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign)
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Open Presentation: Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 10:30am – 12:00pm, via Zoom
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/94970561494?pwd=azVKZTJxcnVGdldWWVF4dFo1Zi9RQT09&from=addon

 

FEEDBACK REGARDING FINALISTS 

At the conclusion of the candidates presentation, We strongly encourage you to submit your feedback regarding the finalist. Please click here to complete the feedback survey. The survey will close at 11:00pm  (Pacific) on Tuesday, July 12th.


 

Founding Chair of Viticulture and Enology

THE OPPORTUNITY

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) seeks a visionary and distinguished leader to be Founding Chair of the newly established Department of Viticulture and Enology. The position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in developing new strategic initiatives and in further advancing established areas of excellence in teaching, research, and extension.  Members of the Department conduct teaching, research, and Extension activities to train and inform students and stakeholders working in wine and juice grape production and wine and winemaking.

The Department of Viticulture and Enology is dedicated to the continuing development and expansion of scientific and technical knowledge to its diverse stakeholders including wineries, wine and juice grape growers, consumers, students, governmental, and private agencies. Washington’s wine and juice industries were founded in the 1930s and have grown into one of Washington’s premier enterprises, today contributing more than $8 billion to Washington State’s economy.

The Department’s mission is to create and translate information for the development of industry and academic leaders, innovation through extraordinary research, teaching, and Extension/outreach for the region and the world. The successful candidate will be located at the state-of-the-art Wine Science Center on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA.

The Founding Chair will be an individual with outstanding academic or industry credentials who can articulate and execute a clear, shared vision for leading and developing the Department while promoting a shared sense of collegiality, mutual respect, and support within the Department, College, University, and industry. The Founding Chair will have opportunities to make disciplinary contributions across functional areas according to their interests and skill set.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Founding Chair is responsible for all aspects of the curriculum offered by the Department, distributing the teaching, research, and extension responsibilities, overseeing the equipment/facilities assigned to the unit, allocating and supervising departmental funds, conducting annual reviews of faculty and staff, and performing other duties assigned by the Dean of the College, Chancellor, and Provost. The Founding Chair will oversee an academic program that grants a B.S. degree in Viticulture and Enology and a high-demand Extension certificate program. Graduate degrees that include aspects of viticulture and enology are currently offered through other disciplinary programs. The Founding Chair will also support faculty and staff in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, as well as affiliate departments, in developing and conducting research and Extension/outreach.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION


Finalist – Jean Dodson Peterson (Associate Professor, Department of Wine and Viticulture & Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, California Polytechnic State University)

Curriculum Vitae
Biography

 

Open Presentation
Topic: Dr. Dodson Peterson’s Background and Vision for Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University
June 14, 2022 from 3:30pm-4:30pm (Pacific)
Wine Science Center Sensory Classroom or via zoom

FEEDBACK REGARDING FINALISTS 

At the conclusion of Dr. Dodson Peterson’s presentation, we strongly encourage you to submit your feedback regarding the finalist. Please click here to complete the feedback survey. The survey will close at 5:00pm  (Pacific) on Wednesday, June 15th.

SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

  • Scot Hulbert, Associate Dean and Director of Research (Chair)
  • Trent Ball, Professor, Yakima Valley College
  • Dick Boushey, Chair, WSWC Research Committee
  • Tom Collins, Assistant Professor, WSU Tri-Cities
  • Nick Dolce, Senior Director, Development
  • Charles Edwards, Professor, School of Food Science
  • Markus Flury, Professor, Crop & Soil Science, Puyallup
  • Melissa Hansen, Research Program Director, Washington State Wine Commission
  • Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, WSU Regional Extension Specialist, Benton County
  • Markus Keller, Professor, Viticulture, Prosser
  • Kate McAteer, Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, WSU Tri-Cities
  • Michelle Moyer, Associate Professor, WSU-IAREC
  • Linn Scott, Chair, Wine Research Advisory Committee

QUESTIONS

Please contact Student Success and Academic Program at (509) 335-4562 and ask for Jeannie Holt or Madeline McPhee.