Open Academic Positions

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Dairy Fermentation
Employer: Cornell University
Description: The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally-recognized and externally funded research (50%) and extension (50%) program focused on dairy fermentations.
Requirements: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in food science, microbiology, industrial microbiology, fermentations, molecular biology, biochemistry, flavor chemistry, biological and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or other relevant discipline.
Contact: Apply at A complete application will include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of extension philosophy (2 pages maximum), statement of research interests (2 pages maximum), professional goals (1 page maximum), and the names, phone numbers, email and mailing addresses of three references. Inquiries and questions will be addressed by Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Search Committee Chair, c/o Cindy Uhrovcik,, Department of Food Science, 241 Stocking Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7201. More information about the Department of Food Science may be found at
Deadline: Review of applications will start September 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: Florida A & M University
Description: To provide effective support to the academic development of students through advisement and mentoring. To develop and extension program supportive of the aims of the University and its clientele especially the needs of inner city and rural communities and minorities.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Nutrition, Food Science, or closely related field with the ability to teach Nutrition and Food Science courses at the undergraduate level and Nutrition at the graduate level.
Contact: Applicant should submit the following: (1) Cover letter that explains suitability for position, (2) a FAMU employment application (go to, (3) a current curriculum vitae, (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Deadline: Applications will be received until the deadline date of August 21, 2014
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Employer: University of Nebraska - Kearney
Description: Two visiting Assistant Professors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (1-year contract).  Primary teaching responsibility will be teaching a 3-hour online course each semester for the Master of Science Program in Biology in the candidates' areas of expertise.  Additional on campus teaching assignments (6 or 7 hours) will be determined by the department chair and may primarily be teaching laboratory sections.  Teaching experience is preferred, as is experience as student or teacher in online courses.
Requirements: Doctorate in a Biological Science or terminal degree in health-related field; evidence of good communication skills.
Contact: Application review begins immediately.  All of the following should be sent via postal mail or as attachments to email: cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for at least three professional references, and copies of transcripts to:

Joseph T. Springer, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
2401 11th Avenue
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE   68849

For questions about the position: (308) 865-8920.
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Job Title: Director of Food Product Innovation and Commercialization (FoodPIC) Center
Employer: University of Georgia
Description: This position will provide leadership to FoodPIC Center activities, which include solicitation and coordination of food industry projects, and management of resources. The candidate will provide supervision of FoodPIC employees, manage income and budgets, and provide outreach to the food industry.
Requirements: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Food Science or related field. The successful candidate must possess strong leadership skills and have food industry research & development experience at the senior administrative/management level.
Contact: AApplicants must send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita; (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references whom the search committee may contact; (4) A statement containing: An vision of how FoodPIC can serve both the industry and the university's mission; Strategy of how to promote and enhance FoodPIC's mission to the food industry; and a statement of management philosophy to:
Dr. R. Dixon Phillips
Department of Food Science and Technology,
The University of Georgia, Griffin, GA 30223-1797
Phone: 770-412-4744; Fax 770-41204748; email:
Websites: and
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed after September 1, 2014 but the position will remain open until filled.

Open Industry Positions

Job Title: Food Technologist - Companion Animal Nutrition
Employer: The Lee Group
Description: Primary emphasis in this role is on research and development of innovative, customer focused pet food products; developing product solutions and services that deliver commercially viable new pet food products. Experience in formulation, scale-up, and commercialization of animal nutritional products or food products is desired
Requirements: The position will be located in the Midwest and relocation assistance is provided. A BS/MS/PHD in food science, animal science, meat science, or animal nutrition and/or 3 + years of experience in the pet food industry is desired. Basic knowledge of FDA/USDA regulations, HACCP, and GMP requirements is required. Knowledge of nutrition and formulation software such as Concept 5 is a plus, experience with enterprise resource planning software such as JDE, SAP, and and with other related software is also desired.
Contact: Linda Morrison Brown
Executive Search Consultant
The Lee Group
703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite B2 Newport News, VA 23606
Direct (757) 240-4543 Tel (757) 873-0792 Cell (804) 854-1763

Job Title: Quality Control and Food Safety Manager
Employer: Nu Life Market
Description:Opportunity to develop and implement food safety procedures and employee training protocol.
Requirements: Bachelors degree in food science or related field is required, previous job experience is preferred.
Contact: Qualified candidates should stop by our office or contact us for an application. Office hours are Mon. - Fri. 8AM- 12PM and 1PM - 5PM 1202 E. 5th Street
P.O. Box 105
Scott City, KS 67871
(620) 872-5236
1202 E. 5th St. - Scott City, KS

Job Title: Internship
Employer: Pro-Pet, LLC
Description: The internships will consist of a basic orientation and introduction to dry pet food manufacturing, followed by an assignment to one of our plant shift operations, or an assignment as a Quality Assurance Technician, or an assignment as a Project Coordinator. Each of these assignments will allow the intern to gain first-hand experience in pet food processing while learning to work and interact with some of the private label pet food manufacturing's finest employees. There will be specific goals set for each intern and many opportunities to learn and grow.

  • Complete a minimum of two years of a qualified college curriculum
  • Qualified curriculums:  Organizational Leadership, Industrial Management, Food Science, Feed Science, Food Science Technology, or related degree programs.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a manufacturing plant environment
  • Able to work an internship of 10-12 weeks minimum at an assigned location (OH, KS, MN)
  • Hours will be determined by assignment and may include nights and weekends.

Contact:  Application process: Submit resume' to Kevin Wills ( before August 15th, 2014 to be considered for the fall term.