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Assistant Professor - Food Science
Utah State University
Location: Logan, Utah
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 3644542
Assistant Professor - Food Science
Requisition ID: 2022-5861 # of Openings: 1 Location: US-UT-Logan Category: Faculty Position Type: Benefited Full-Time Job Classification: Faculty College: College of Agriculture & Applied Sc Department: Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Overview The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences at Utah State University is seeking to fill a full-time (9 month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our Food Science program. The role for this position is 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% Service. Applicants must have a PhD in Food Science or related area. Candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded and nationally recognized program of research that complements or expands existing departmental research in the area of Food Science.
The department is interested in candidates with experience and interest in the sustainability of post-production food systems including processing, packaging, safety, distribution, energy use and waste handling with interest in working with interdisciplinary teams to identify and implement science-driven solutions to problems related to food.
The proposed start date is August 1, 2023
Responsibilities Teaching responsibilities will include:
Development of a lower division introduction to Food Science course
Development of a mid- to upper-level undergraduate course in sustainable food systems as an elective for various degree programs including the department’s IFT-approved Food Science bachelor’s degree, the department’s Food Science minor, and other related degree programs in sustainable systems across the college and university
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Food Science or related field.
Evidence of commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
Ability to communicate at a technical and non-technical level, and with university faculty, staff and students.
Demonstrated ability in writing and publishing scientific papers.
Experience teaching at the collegiate level.
Demonstrated record of funding from competitive federal and industry sources.
Demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students to degree completions.
Demonstrated experience in face-to-face and online teaching.
Demonstrated expertise working in the area of sustainable food systems.
Required Documents Along with the online application, please attach:
Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
Three Professional References with contact information
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
ADA Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
University Highlights Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.
USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.
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Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322