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Position of President of Boyce Thompson Institute

W. Ronnie Coffman wrc2 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 14 09:04:42 EST 1999

Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University

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

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 cornell.edu.
Review of nominations and applications will begin June 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 cornell.edu
World Wide Web:  http://www.cals.cornell.edu/OfficeResearch/

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