MANHATTAN, KANSAS, US — Kansas State University is looking for an individual to lead its College of Agriculture’s Department of Grain Science and Industry and its IGP Institute.

Hulya Dogan, PhD, has been interim head of the department as well as interim director of the IGP Institute since July 24, 2022. She succeeded Gordon Smith, who had led the department since February 2015.

The college is looking for an experienced individual to provide leadership and administrative oversight for excellent instruction; research; diversity, equity, inclusion; and extension programs in the department.

The department head will lead the completion of planning and oversee the initial occupancy of the new Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation, the centerpiece of the $210 million Agriculture Innovation Initiative at KSU.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in science or engineering such as grain science, food science, biological and agricultural engineering, animal science, or another related field relevant to grain science and industry programs, and academic credentials and professional qualifications that merit appointment as a tenured associate or full professor in the department.

Inquiries and nominations may be sent to search committee chair Dan Moser, associate dean of academic programs, at[email protected]or 1.785. 532.6151.