Assistant Professor in Food Science
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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 70% research, 30% instruction), which will support the foods research and instruction missions of the department. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program in value-added food processing, food sensory attributes, functional foods or a closely related area. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to fulfill the Food Science programs commitment to preparing students via classroom and laboratory instruction in courses that cover all prevalent areas of food processing. Participation with other faculty in further strengthening the IFT-accredited food science program is a key component of this position.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level food science courses and advising undergraduate students. The area of Food Systems has been designated as a Target of Opportunity by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the University of Kentucky s Food Systems Innovation Center to provide applied research solutions and technical services to Kentucky s food businesses. Position is located in Lexington, KY.
Attached application materials are to include:
* Current curriculum vitae
* Academic Transcripts
* Letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter)
* Narratives for teaching and research philosophies (upload under Specific Request 1)
* Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 2)
For questions regarding the submittal of application materials, contact UK Human Resources at (859) 257-9555 option 2. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2016 or until an acceptable applicant is found.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written English communication skills; enthusiasm for teaching and advising food science students; strong commitment to food science student recruitment and food science club activities; demonstrated record or potential for obtaining nationally competitive extramural grant funding and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The ability to work in collaborative environments with other research faculty, commercial producers, and public, private and governmental agencies is important.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely related field with a strong background in food chemistry and post-harvest biochemistry of foods.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.