Biology and Biotechnology D=

Ryder, Elizabeth F ryder at WPI.EDU
Wed Nov 5 21:06:54 EST 2003


Dear Colleagues,=A0=


The Biology and Biotechnology Department at WPI is searching for a=20=

department chair this year.=A0Our ad came out in the October 24th issue=
=20
of Science. =A0I have reproduced the text of the ad below.=A0We have=
 two=20
worm labs here, my own and that ofSam Politz, and the department=
 would=20
particularly welcome a department chair who also works with C.=
=20
elegans.=A0Although the ad says that we will give special considerat=
ion=20
to people with research interests in functional genomics, your=20=

particular research interest is not nearly as important as your overall=
=20
record of scholarly achievement and commitment to undergraduate and=20=

graduate education.

I am a member of the search committee, and I wou=
ld be happy to answer=20
any questions you may have.=A0Please consider a=
pplying!

Liz Ryder

=A0

Liz Ryder

Worcester Polytechnic Instit=
ute

Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology

100 Institute Rd.

Worcest=
er,MA=A001609

ryder at wpi.edu

Office: 508-831-6011

Lab: 508-831-50=
50

FAX: 508-831-5936

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WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

DEPA=
RTMENT HEAD

BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY


Worcester Polytechnic Insti=
tute (WPI) invites applications for the=20
position of Department Head, =
Biology and Biotechnology. =A0The BB=20
department=92s 12 full-timefacul=
tysupport strong academic programs in=20
cell and molecular biology and =
genetics, molecular and computational=20
ecology, organismal biology, an=
d bioprocess technology.=A0The department=20
confers B.S. and M.S. degre=
es in Biology and Biotechnology and a Ph.D.=20
in Biotechnology, and cur=
rently includes about 300 undergraduates and=20
20 full time graduate st=
udents. =A0WPI is a nationally ranked, innovative=20
technical universit=
y of engineering, science, management, humanities,=20
arts, and social s=
ciences, located in scenic centralMassachusetts, with=20
an enrollment o=
f 2,700 undergraduate and 1,100 full and part-time=20
graduate students.=
=A0=A0Well known for its project oriented curriculum, its=20
global pers=
pectives program, and its emphasis on the interaction of=20
science and =
technology with society, the university fosters a spirit of=20
construct=
ive experimentation in education.=A0=A0

WPI seeks a dynamic individual=
 with demonstrated leadership ability who=20
can promote continued curri=
cular development, growth of funded research=20
programs, excellence in =
scholarship, and increased recognition of the=20
importance of the life =
sciences to the university as a whole.=20
Applicants must have a commitm=
ent to undergraduate and graduate=20
education and a proven record of sc=
holarly achievement in any area=20
complementing the department=92s stre=
ngths.=A0Special consideration will be=20
given to applicants in the fie=
lds of functional genomics (including=20
genetic regulatory networks, co=
mparative genomics, model organisms, or=20
bioinformatics) or molecular =
forensics (including population=20
databases). The department head will =
be expected to provide leadership=20
in developing and fostering relatio=
nships with the academic community=20
and the local biotechnology commun=
ity. =A0The university is committed to=20
strengthening the life science=
s, and is nearing the completion of a=20
major capital campaign that wil=
l significantly benefit the department.=20
Information about the departm=
ent is available through=20
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/Bio/.=A0T=
he initial appointment will=20
be for five years, and is expected to be =
at the full professor level.=A0

Interested individuals should send a c=
urriculum vita and list of=20
references to: Dr.WilliamW. Durgin, Associ=
ate Provost for Academic=20
Affairs, Chair, Biology and Biotechnology Se=
arch Committee, Boynton=20
Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,100 Ins=
titute=20
Road,Worcester,MA01609. Full consideration will be given to th=
ose=20
candidates whose complete applications are received beforeDecembe=
r 1,=20
2003.=A0Worcester Polytechnic Institute is an Equal Opportunity =
Employer.=20
Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to a=
pply.

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