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Open Department Positions

Job Title:
Director of the Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Description: The ideal candidate will be an experienced food sanitation professional eager to build a national center that will advance food safety and quality through the initiation and development of university-industry research projects and outreach programs to the food industry to promote better and more efficient approaches to food sanitation based upon sound scientific and engineering principles.
Requirements: M.S. or preferably a Ph.D. from an appropriately accredited institution, an excellent record of leadership and communication, and the ability to succeed in the interface between industry and academia.
Contact: To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_150160. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
(posted 8/6/15)

Job Title: Gastrointestinal Microbiologist Assistant/Associate Professor
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Department of Food Science and Technology
Description: The successful candidate will develop a research program focused on understanding the impact of the gut microbiota on human health and disease and the interaction of microbial GI communities with the epithelium, pathogens, probiotics, prebiotics, or bioactive food components. The candidate will contribute to existing food microbiology courses and/or other graduate/undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate’s research interests. This is a nine-month tenure track position.
Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Microbiology, Immunology, or related fi eld, relevant
postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated potential to conduct independent research.
Contact: To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_130219. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to: Dr. Robert Hutkins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1901 North 21 Street, P.O. Box 886205, Lincoln, NE 68588-6205.
(posted 8/6/15)

Job Title: Food Protein Chemistry Assistant/Associate Professor
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Department of Food Science and Technology
Description: The chosen candidate will deliver instruction in the areas of Protein Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Sensory Evaluation and/or Food Analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels, by both traditional and distance formats is required.
Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in Food Chemistry, Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related area is required (earned PhD in place by date of employment).
Contact: To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_150161. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
(posted 8/6/15)

Open Academic Positions

Job Title: Assistant Director of Food, Families and Health Programs
Employer: Penn State Extension
Description: The role of the Assistant Director is to help their team develop a high quality portfolio of educational products and services consistent with the organizations vision.
Requirements: The position typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to those with a senior level extension experience or equivalent and relevant experience in a related field.
To Apply: Please visit:
Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 19, 2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
(posted 9/2/15)

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: Purdue University
Description: The incumbent is expected to develop a nationally-recognized research program in microbiome research to study impact of pathogenic and commensal microbes, probiotics, prebiotics, or functional foods on microbial communities (microbiomes) relevant to human health and wellness.
Requirements: Ph.D. in microbiology, food microbiology, intestinal microbiology or related field with research experience in microbial ecology and community assessment in humans, animals, and/or pre-harvest or postharvest food system is essential. Research experience and training in immunology is desirable and postdoctoral training is a plus.
Contact: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references and a statement of research and teaching interests to the address below.
Arun K. Bhunia, Search Committee Chair
Purdue University
Department of Food Science
745 Agricultural Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2009
Phone: (765) 494-5443 Email: (posted 8/6/15)
(posted 10-2-15)

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Employer: Drexel University
Description: Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, and will include a broad set of food-science topics, which include but are not limited to: food chemistry, food processing and preservation, food-product development, functional foods, and food safety and microbiology. While the position requires food-science expertise, the opportunity to cross over into Culinary Arts and Science and other food-related areas exists, and will help the successful candidate integrate into the Center for Hospitality and Sports Management
Requirements: Applicants must hold a doctorate in Food Science or a related field, with a particular focus in food-product development, culinary science, food chemistry, or food processing/engineering. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in Higher Education and a demonstrated record of published research and pursuit of research support; an agenda for establishing a research program is essential. Real-world experience in the food or hospitality industries is a plus.
To apply:, requisition #6524
(posted 10-2-15)

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Employer: Florida State University
Description: Establish a competitive extramurally funded research program in food and nutrition. Collaborate with the faculty and the food industry to strengthen program of excellence in food and nutrition. Develop and teach courses and mentor students at graduate and undergraduate levels. Participate in professional service activities in national and international organizations, and the department, college and university.
Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral training and research experience in microbiology. Expectations of the applicants will include a record of scholarly activity as evidenced by publications, grants,
To Apply: Applicants should electronically submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) one-page research plan for next five years, (4) one-page teaching philosophy, and (5) contact information for five references including postal and email addresses and phone numbers, in a single PDF, to Dr. Qinchun Rao, Search Committee Chair (
(posted 9/22/15)

Job Title: Associate Dean for Research & Associate Director and Professor
Employer: UT AgResearch
Description: The Associate Dean/Associate Director is responsible to the Dean for Research/Director of AgResearch and works as part of a leadership team in the administration of UT AgResearch, including planning, resource management, program evaluation, program coordination, budget development and enhancement, prioritizing, and public interaction.
Requirements: Doctorate in an agricultural sciences and/or natural resource discipline, or a closely affiliated field; experience executing and/or administering research programs; work experience that demonstrates the management and decision-making skills necessary to perform the position’s duties and fulfill its responsibilities.
To Apply: Applications and nominations should be submitted to:
Dr. Neal Schrick
Chair, Search & Screen Committee
Department of Animal Science
2506 River Drive
250 Brehm Animal Science Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-4574
(865) 974-3130 Phone
(865) 974-7297 Fax
Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
(posted 9/22/15)
Job Title: Director of the Center of Excellence for Post Harvest Technologies
Employer: North Carolina A&T State University
Description: The Director of CEPHT is expected to provide visionary leadership and strategic management to foster excellence in the operation, productivity, and continued improvement for the center. The primary mission of CEPHT is to develop and improve post harvest technologies while concurrently creating synergistic collaboration with other partners at the North Carolina Research Campus.
Contact: For further information on duties and requirements, please contact Dr. Salam Ibrahim.
(posted 9/22/15)

Job Title: Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss
Employer: Kansas State University
Description: The Director will assure that the ME remains mission-focused and achieves the program's
intended research and engagement outcomes. The Director will set and lead the overall direction for the program in
consultation with the Internal Steering and Evaluation Committee, and the External Advisory Council. The Director,
with the assistance from the Program Coordinator, will be responsible for the overall coordination of projects, and for
developing and maintaining collaboration and communication among all program experts and partners in the U.S.
and abroad.
Requirements: Advanced degree (Ph.D.) in grain science, food science, agricultural engineering,
agricultural economics, horticulture or related field. Excellent organizational, project monitoring and evaluation and
data management experience and skills.
Contact: Please send a letter of interest, current resume, and names and contact information for three references to Ms. Dorothy Doan (tel. 1-785-532-6147).
Deadline: October 23, 2015
(posted 9/22/15)

Job Title: Food Innovation Center Director
Employer: Oregon State University
Description: The Director of the OSU-FIC provides the overall leadership and administration of the FIC. The Director has the responsibility and authority for all station programs and activities including major decisions relating to station budget items and personnel management.
Requirements: The position requires a Master’s degree or higher in food science, economics, chemistry, microbiology, business administration or related fields, and ten years experience.
Contact: For further information on duties and requirements: posting 0015613
(posted 9/2/15)

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