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Consumer Food Safety Specialist - Washington State University - Pullman



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Consumer Food Safety Specialist


Washington State University Extension (WSU) – Consumer Food Safety Specialist.
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks a trained consumer food safety professional to provide state-wide leadership and coordination for Extension education and outreach programs and applied research in consumer food safety for families, youth, and related food based businesses. This is a 12-month, tenure track, faculty position at the rank of E-2 or E-3 (analogous to Assistant or Associate Professor) within the WSU Extension Youth and Family Program Unit. The person will be an affiliate faculty member in the WSU-University of Idaho School of Food Science. The position is located on the WSU Campus in Pullman, WA. For information on WSU Extension, visit: Required: Earned Master’s degree at the time of application in food science, food safety, or closely relate discipline and strong academic training in consumer food safety. Preferred Qualifications: A minimum two years of experience or training in consumer food safety and problem solving as applied to food preparation, preservation, risk management, and other food safety topics; excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents in educational programs; demonstrated ability to conduct programs that address consumer food safety issues; demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication with a record of peer-reviewed publications; knowledge and application of emerging issues in consumer food safety; flexibility in exercising both leadership and team membership roles to work harmoniously, independently, and collaboratively with people; demonstrated ability to use current computer technology and distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities; demonstrated success with grants, contracts, and gift development; demonstrated ability to develop and carry out plans for fee-generating educational activities; Ph.D. in food science, food safety, or a closely related field. For a complete position description and application process visit Applications must include an on-line application, letter addressing qualifications, statement outlining an approach to establishing an effective Consumer Food Safety educational program as defined for the position, resume/vita, names and contact information for four professional references, and official college transcripts. Screening begins September 4, 2014. EEO/AA/ADA.

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Washington State University



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Pullman, WA





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