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Professor, Food Safety Specialist - Washington State University





Washington State University – Food Safety Specialist with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The School of Food Science (SFS), a joint program between Washington State University and the University of Idaho, is are looking for a dynamic, motivated, highly skilled and experienced problem solving leader who addresses the needs of industry, stakeholders, and communities across the state and nationally, providing solutions through relevant and engaging research and outreach programs.  This 12-month, full-time, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor position will join our research and extension team and enhance the SFS’s position in food safety with an emphasis on raw agricultural products and minimally processed foods produced in the Pacific Northwest.  The position location is negotiable between Pullman, Wenatchee, and Prosser Washington.


Required Qualifications for both Assistant and Associate Professor level: Earned Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or a related field at the time of hire. Strong academic training in food safety required. (Successful Associate Professor candidate must currently have Associate Professor status or Assistant Professor status for six or more years)


Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of experience in food safety related work in a professional setting, research or outreach; Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents in educational and research programs; Demonstrated capability to conduct programs that address food safety issues; Excellent verbal and written communication with a record of publications commensurate with career level; Knowledge of current and emerging food safety issues; Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment; Flexibility in exercising both leadership and team building roles to work collaboratively, independently and harmoniously with other people; Demonstrated ability to use computer, smart devices, and web-based technologies; Demonstrated success in the area of grants, contracts and gift development; Demonstrated ability to develop and carry out plans for fee-generating educational activities


Screening will begin on April 1, 2016, and will continue until position is filled. To apply: Application materials must include: detailed letter of application addressing all qualifications, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references along with the application. Reference letters will be requested from the finalists. Visit (Search #122570).  For additional information on Washington State University, CAHNRS or SFS, visit and Please contact Dr. Carolyn Ross, Search Committee Chair, at, 509-335-2438 for questions about this position. EEO/AA/ADA.






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