President of Boyce Thompson Institute

W. Ronnie Coffman wrc2 at
Mon Jun 14 11:48:47 EST 1999


<center><bold><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>PRESIDENT and

Boyce Thompson Institute

at Cornell University


</fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>The Boyce
Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc. (BTI) is seeking
nominations and applications for the position of President and Chief
Executive Officer.  BTI is a non-profit, independent, privately endowed
corporation, affiliated with and located on the Cornell University
campus.  BTI  is an international leader in plant research with a
progressive organizational structure emphasizing creativity by
individual scientists as well as cooperation in Centers for Innovation.
 The broad scope of research conducted includes environmental biology,
insect biology, chemical ecology, plant molecular biology, and plants
and human health.  Currently in its 75th year of operation, BTI has an
annual operating budget of $15 million, and employs approximately 150
scientists and support staff, 47 at the PhD level.

As the scientific leader of BTI,  the President is responsible for the
direction of the Institute's scientific research program, interaction
with and support for scientific programs of the Institute, and may
conduct his or her own research.  In the capacity of Chief Executive
Officer, the President is responsible for formulation of Institute
policy, evaluation of productivity of research programs, selection of
scientific personnel, acquisition of financial support, overall
operation of the Institute, interaction with Cornell University
administration, and development and promotion of external relations.
The President reports to the BTI Board of Directors, serves as an ex
officio member of the Board, and is a member of the Board of the Boyce
Thompson Southwestern Arboretum.

The ideal candidate will be a scientific leader with proven
administrative ability and demonstrated success in recruiting and fund
raising.  Applications and nominations will be held confidential and
should be directed to Ronnie Coffman, Associate Dean for Research,
CALS/Cornell and Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Lucy Pola, BTI,
Tower Road, Ithaca, NY  14853.  Inquiries may be directed to Ronnie
Coffman, wrc2 at Review of nominations and applications will
begin July 1, 1999, and will continue until the position is filled.
The target starting date is between June 1, and September 1, 2000.  BTI
is an affirmative action employer and women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

Ronnie Coffman                           Office for Research

Associate Dean for Research              245 Roberts Hall

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences   607-255-2554 (O)

Director, Cornell Agr Exp Station        607-272-7551 (H)

Cornell University                       607-255-9499 (Fax)

Ithaca, NY 14853 USA                     e-mail: wrc2 at

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