The University of Holy Cross Department of Biological and Physical Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant/Associate level that will develop a strong academic program in any area of food chemistry and analysis (e.g., food composition and analysis, HPLC, and GCMS) that is complementary to existing programs in the department.
Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses, provide academic and research advisement to students; promote and sustain extension dialogue/service; hold membership in professional associations; and serve on committees and participate in official activities at the departmental, college, and university levels.
This position is a 9-month appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Classroom instruction and curriculum planning/development of Food Science and Chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and courses in related areas as expertise permits;
Serve as a liaison with industry to develop student field experiences, extension services, research projects, and curriculum support;
Participation in professional organization meeting activities related to food science and technology;
Teaching effectiveness, service to students and university, and scholarly/professional achievement are required for retention and promotion;
Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity-in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement; and
Oral/ written competence in English.
Review of applicants will begin upon receipt of application materials and continue until the position is filled with an ideal start date of January 6, 2020.
University of Holy Cross assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran’s status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.
To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Christine Watts, Director of Human Resources, University of Holy Cross, 4123 Woodland Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131 or by email email@example.com
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Earned doctorate in Food Science, Chemistry, or closely related area by August 1, 2019 and at least 1 graduate degree in Food Science;
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution;
Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as evidenced by a presentation during the interview;
Promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model;
Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the Department and the mission of the University;
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University;
Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching and scholarship; and
Ability to work in a diverse academic and professional community.
Experience working in or teaching food chemistry and food analysis classes;
Expertise for potential online teaching; and
Interdisciplinary collaboration with Food Safety, Culinology, Nutrition and other content areas preferred.
About University of Holy Cross
Located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River minutes from downtown New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross is one of the South's most unique educational experiences.The University was founded in 1916 as Our Lady of Holy Cross College, a Ministry of the Marianites of Holy Cross, and was created to educate and prepare teachers for work in the many schools the Marianites were opening across South Louisiana. The University's continued unwavering connection to the beliefs of the Marianite Sisters and its roots in educating those who would eventually teach others are both part of the foundation that makes the UHC experience so special.For our students, this means smaller classes, a faith-based atmosphere and more personal attention from a generous, responsive team of professionals. It means collaborating in an exciting, entrepreneurial environment where the focus is always excellence. It means the support of a compassionate, caring faculty and staff all dedicated to making sure you get the most out of your educational experience.Ultimately, it means you leave the University of Holy Cross prepared for life.
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