Open Academic Positions

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Practice - Distilled Spirits
Employer: Oregon State Universty
Description: The Assistant Professor of Practice, Distilled Spirits which will be a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month fixed-term appointment: 55% Teaching, 20% Outreach, 15% Research, and 10% Service. Note that an Assistant Professor of Practice has academic rank, is eligible for promotion, and is a nontenure-track faculty appointment with a major emphasis on teaching, outreach and professional practice knowledge/skills.
Requirements: The position requires an MS in Food Science, Distillation, Fermentation Science, Chemical Engineering or related field and professional experience in the distilled spirits sector of the food/beverage industry. Teaching experience and demonstration of teaching effectiveness in a relevant field of study in traditional or non-traditional settings.
Contact: To create a user profile and apply, go to website: - search OSU jobs/upper
left/search postings, enter posting #0013904. This posting opens on February 12, 2015.
Deadline: For full consideration, apply by April 1, 2015.
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Sensory Science and Product Development
Employer: Michigan State University
Description: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University seeks a faculty member with experience/expertise in sensory and food product development. This position is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with 75% outreach and research, and 25% teaching. The successful candidate will plan and execute the appropriate sensory tests for research and industry testing, provide analysis and written reports, and schedule and supervise sensory laboratory operations. An emphasis will be on Michigan plant-based products, for sensory and product development activities.
Requirements: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Sensory Science, Food Science, or a closely related field, with a background in food industry preferred.
Contact: Please submit the following: 1) a 1-page letter of intent; 2) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a 2-page statement of research interests; 4) a detailed curriculum vita including a summary of relevant experiences and accomplishments; and 5) the names and full contact information for three or more references. Submit application to: MSU Applicant Page, position number 0864. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on March 15, 2015.
Job Title: Associate Professor of Food Engineering
Employer: The University of Auckland - New Zeland
Description: The selected candidate will  lead and work collegially to create a vigorous, world-class food engineering research environment that is strongly integrated with the University's cross-faculty Food and Health Program, as well as enhance the Food Research capabilities that already exist.
Requirements: The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate engineering field and an internationally recognized reputation for engineering research applied to food.
Contact: To apply please visit:
Deadline: Feburary 28th, 2015

Job Title: Director of Food Safety
Employer: International Regional Agricultural Health - RIOPPAH
Description: This is a regional position (Mexico, Belize, Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic). Responsible for defining, planning, scheduling and monitoring all management in the area of food safety, according to the needs of countries in the region.
Requirements: Knowledge of techniques, advances in technology and control systems and quality assurance and food safety. Knowledge of pathogenic human diseases caused by food and zoonoses. Five years experience in senior management positions. Experience in international organizations.  Be a national of one of the member states RIOPPAH (Mexico, Belize, Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic).
Contact: If you are interested in joining our team, please send us your personal and professional profile with recent photograph to the following email:

Job Title: Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment
Employer: Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of California Davis
Description: The Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are members of the Academic Senate whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and dedicated analysis/improvement of teaching. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate food science lecture and laboratory courses.
Requirements: Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in food science, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, engineering or related disciplines, preferably with postgraduate experience.
Contact: Applicants should submit materials online at Inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Dungan at (530) 752-5447 or by email at
Deadline: Open until filled, but all application materials must be received by March 6, 2015 to be assured full consideration.

Job Title: Professor in Food Process Engineering
Employer: Illinois Institute of Technology
Description: The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE), and the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (FdSN), at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications for a joint tenured full Professor faculty position in Food Process Engineering. The faculty will work with our nationally and internationally recognized Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Division of Food Processing Science and Technology located at IIT IFSH, to develop, lead and deliver research projects in food process engineering, food safety and technology, and related fields.
Requirments: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, food engineering, agricultural engineering, or related disciplines.
Contact: For full consideration, candidates should submit a complete application to and should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and at least five names and contact information of references (as one complete pdf file).  Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Question and inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Hamid Arastoopour, Professor of Chemical Engineering at 312.567.3038 or, and Dr. Robert Brackett, Professor and Interim Chair of FdSN and Director Institute for Food Safety and Health at 708.563.1577 or

Job Title: Tenure Track Position in Culinary Science/Art
Employer: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Description: Teaching responsibilities may include food fundamentals, food and culture, culinary science, food materials and energy interaction, cooking techniques and equipment, ingredient functionality, product development, product packaging and shelf-life, and food styling courses.
Requirements: Applicants must have an Earned Doctorate in culinary sciences/arts, food science, nutrition or closely related field. Expertise/experience in culinary sciences/arts is required. Prefer Ph.D. in culinary sciences/arts, food science, nutrition or closely related field with three or more years of professional experience in culinary sciences/arts.
Contact: To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG , complete a required online faculty application, and apply to requisition #103433 (additional instructions available in job posting). Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application.
Deadline: March 12th, 2015

Open Industry Positions

Spanish speaking food scientist needed at Chobani, please contact Dr. Rolando Flores.
Job Title: Compliance Officer
Employer: Beatrice Bakery Co.
Description: Responsible for all aspects of Food Safety, Quality Control, and Sanitation Programs.  Spearhead Food Safety, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, and Environmental Monitoring teams. Manage sanitation personnel. Write and implement HACCP plan, pre-requisite programs and GMP procedures.
Contact: Greg Leech, President at, 1-800-228-4030
Job Title: Food Safety Manager
Employer: Fremont Beef
Description: The Food Safety Manager is accountable for the organization of food safety specific certifications (ISO) while working with the production team at the plant. This position is responsible for the implementation and ongoing management of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS).
Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in biological sciences or equal amount of relatable experience. 3-5 years of working knowledge of HACCP and hold a current certification. Knowledge of GFSI and associated Food Safety Management Schemes, specifically FSSC 22000. Experience in regulatory policy and the food packaging industry is strongly preferred.
Contact: Lana Brodersen, Human Resource Manager at or 1-402-727-7200 ext. 4030
Job Title:  Ingredient Prep/Processing Supervisor
Employer: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Description: Responsible for the overall coordination of ingredient prep and production activities on a designated shift within the Operations Department.  Ensure that the production on their designated shift is produced in an efficient manner with high product quality.  Coordinate activities between departments to remove any barriers which may be in the way for teams to perform at their optimum level.
Requirements: High School diploma or GED and 3 years manufactoring experience.

Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician
Employer: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Description: Inspects raw materials, all manufacturing phases and finished products to assure compliance with product standards and reduce plant waste.  Complete Usage Decisions on batches after validating product meets product specifications. Control the status of products that do not meet product specifications. Requires knowledge of food processing techniques, physical and chemical testing procedures to determine acceptance of ingredients and product conformance to established standards.  Support the factory in food safety activities and auditing functions.
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent. Will be required to successfully complete an approved Good Manufacturing School for Thermally Processing Low-Acid Foods