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Notice of Vacancy

Vice Chancellor of Research and External Programs

Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus

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Washington State University seeks qualified applicants for the Vice Chancellor of Research, External Programs and Graduate Studies. Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor will serve as WSU Tri-Cities primary contact person for research, external programs and graduate studies, and will assure that research and graduate programs are coordinated, maximizing the impact for the region. The Vice Chancellor is responsible to coordinate the Tri-Cities campus future research endeavors. General duties include coordinating all campus activities in research-based programs, developing and implementing an organizational structure to support research on the Tri-Cities campus, working with faculty to sustain existing and/or to develop new research programs, interfacing with various campus entities engaged in research or the support of research activities, and communicating the campus research and external program activities to internal and/or external audiences.

The general duties of the Vice Chancellor include coordinating with the multi-campus system various aspects of research and external programs including distance education, extension services, and extended education, and working with the Graduate School at Pullman to coordinate the campuses efforts.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and management for planning, scheduling, delivery and assessment of the graduate programs within the campus.

Minimum qualifications for the position include earned doctorate and qualifications to be appointed to the faculty at WSU; minimum of five years of relevant higher education administrative experience, record of successful outside and federal funding sources, strong relationship and problem solving abilities.

The Washington State University system is a premier research university that includes four campuses with faculty that are considered to be “one faculty, geographically dispersed”. The faculty across campuses belong to one department that is usually housed on the Pullman campus. Tenure and promotion expectations are the same for all faculty on all campuses. WSU Tri-Cities is located on the banks of the Columbia River in north Richland, close to the cities of Pasco and Kennewick. The 1,500 students are served by over 50 full-time and more than 350 adjunct faculty, drawn from the area’s “brain trust” of highly qualified professionals. The new STEM High School, Delta High, exemplifies the collaboration between the WSU Tri-Cities and the extensive science and technology communities.

WSUTC is currently in the process of establishing itself as the only four year, Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) in eastern Washington State, and had model outreach programs including MESA and GEAR UP.

Screening will begin on May 19, 2014. Applicants should apply online at www.wsujobs.com, position number 118907, and submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, two samples of scholarly work, a current comprehensive CV and contact information including names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

Washington State University seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment.

WSU is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

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