Associate Dean and Director, Office of Research
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks candidates to provide visionary leadership for the CAHNRS Office of Research, staff, faculty, and unit leaders to foster competitive research programs in each of the core areas: agricultural, human and natural resource sciences.
The Associate Dean and Director provides visionary leadership to the research enterprise of CAHNRS, including supervising core Office of Research staff, deploying resources, and working collaboratively with academic unit, and Research and Extension and subject-matter center leaders to incentivize and achieve excellence in discovery and translational research. The Associate Dean plays a critical leadership role in assuring Washington State University achieves its mission of enhancing the vitality and sustainability of the State’s food production systems, its environment and natural resources, and its people and communities. The Associate Dean is responsible for leading CAHNRS’ large and internationally-recognized research programs, including over 1,500 personnel, of which nearly 300 are permanent faculty appointed in more than 13 departments located at five campuses and four Research & Extension Centers throughout the state. Annual research expenditures total over $84 million and are derived from state (~28%), capacity funding (6%), extramural grants (56%), and other (~10%) sources. Annual extramural funding awards received by CAHNRS researchers exceeds $59 million, including significant gift funding from stakeholders to support research and facilities. The CAHNRS Office of Research also maintains strong and effective partnerships with the USDA-ARS units located at Pullman and across the state.
The Associate Dean of Research carries the additional designation of Director of the CAHNRS Office of Research (COR), also known as the Agricultural Experiment Station by the USDA Secretary of Agriculture. This title occurs upon recommendation of the Administrator of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and in this role has all of the authority and responsibilities that the designation entails.
The Associate Dean and Director reports to the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and serves as a member of the Dean’s Executive Leadership Committee, participating along with the Associate Deans of Student Success and Academic Programs and Extension in college-level strategic planning, decisions, and governance.
- Provide leadership by articulating a clear and compelling vision for the future of WSU food/agricultural, human, and natural resource science research, and motivating internal and external constituencies to work collaboratively to achieve that vision.
- Provide leadership and direction of all funds, public and private, used to support CAHNRS research programs, including grants, gifts, and royalties and guidance to obtain additional funds.
- Provide oversight of research activities within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences while serving as a member of the College’s administrative team to build strength in research, teaching, extension, and international involvement.
- Direct personnel matters associated with COR activities, including hiring, assigning duties, delegating authority, and making recommendations for appointments, promotions, and salaries.
- Collaborate with the Dean, Vice President for Research, Office of Research Support and Operations, and other administrative entities to secure grants and contracts that build capacity and provide direct delivery of contracted services.
- Work with the Dean and the WSU Foundation to raise private funds necessary to carry out the mission of CAHNRS and the COR.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders important to the research mission of CAHNRS.
- Ensure CAHNRS and the COR is committed to the Land Grant Mission of WSU and realization of the spirit and letter of federal and state civil rights law and regulations.
- Support and promote WSU’s and CAHNRS’s strategic initiatives.
- Cultivate open communications and strong relations with stakeholders including industry organizations, state and federal funding agencies, USDA ARS and Washington federal legislative offices.
- Maintain close relationships with CAHNRS research faculty as well as academic and Extension programs and other colleges to assist in formation of teams to identify research and funding opportunities.
- Facilitate funding opportunities for CAHNRS faculty by maintaining a strong administrative team of grant proposal and grant management specialists.
- Assist commercialization of intellectual property developed by CAHNRS faculty and staff.
- Direct/allocate research space, facilities and equipment
- Provide management of the Research and Extension Centers throughout the state
- Travel required to fulfill all responsibilities
Leslie Edgar (Associate Dean of Research and Director Agricultural Experiment Station, New Mexico State University) CV (pdf)
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 8:30-9:30 am, Biotechnology/Life Sciences Bldg Room 402 or Zoom.
Qualtrics Evaluation Form
Laura Lavine (Professor and Chair Entomology, Washington State University) CV (pdf)
Monday, June 12, 2023 at 8:30-9:30 am, Biotechnology/Life Sciences Bldg Room 402 or Zoom.
Qualtrics Evaluation Form
FEEDBACK REGARDING FINALISTS
At the conclusion of the candidates presentation, We strongly encourage you to submit your feedback regarding the finalist via the survey links above.
Please contact Robin Stratton via email or call (509) 335-2933.
Director, School of Food Science
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 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.
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.
Dojin Ryu (Professor, Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences, University of Idaho)
Open Presentation: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:30am – 12:00pm, FSHN Building Room 104A or via zoom.
Soo-Yeun Lee (Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign)
Open Presentation: Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 10:30am – 12:00pm, via Zoom
FEEDBACK REGARDING FINALISTS
At the conclusion of the candidates presentation, We strongly encourage you to submit your feedback regarding the finalist.
Founding Chair of Viticulture and Enology
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.
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.
Finalist – Jean Dodson Peterson (Associate Professor, Department of Wine and Viticulture & Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, California Polytechnic State University)
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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
- Live Stream Information
FEEDBACK REGARDING FINALISTS
At the conclusion of Dr. Dodson Peterson’s presentation, we strongly encourage you to submit your feedback regarding the finalist.
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
Please contact Student Success and Academic Program at (509) 335-4562 and ask for Jeannie Holt or Madeline McPhee.