New Mexico State University, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences in cooperation with the Department of Animal and Range Sciences is seeking a broadly trained Food Scientist specializing in meat processing for a 9 month, tenure track position with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The appointment will be split between the two departments (Family & Consumer Science and Animal & Range Science) with the tenure home and majority assignment in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Teaching (60%) responsibilities in Food Science and Animal Science including a multi-species animal harvest and processing undergraduate course and an Introduction to Food Science. The research expectations (20%) will be collaborative in nature with existing scientists, educators and industry leaders for the efficient product development, processing of food, food safety and quality control of animal derived foods. The administrative responsibilities (20%) will be tied to the overall management of the Food Science Laboratory including animal harvest and processing, overlook food processing equipment and student training, retail product marketing, interaction with stakeholders and community.
Application must be submitted online by: 11/15/2019. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/ Posting # 1900510F
NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Minimum qualifications include: 1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Food or Animal Science with an emphasis in meat science or related discipline, at the time employment begins, 2) documented experience and training in research tools of meat science to meat production, 3) documented evidence of management of meat science laboratories and 4) knowledge about food processing equipment such as pasteurizers, extruders, fillers, freeze-drying, smokers, filters and others.
About New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.