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Assistant or Associate Professor in Grape and Wine Chemistry
Tri-Cities, WA

Assistant or Associate Professor in Grape and Wine Chemistry: Washington State University Tri-Cities invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, tenure track, 60% research/40% teaching, assistant or associate faculty position in analytical chemistry. The position will be located at the Wine Science Center on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA, and will report to the Chair of the Department of Horticulture and the Director of the Viticulture and Enology Program.

Duties: The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program that is focused on the analytical chemistry of grapes and wine, and will mentor and teach undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of grape and wine chemistry and plant metabolites,and contribute to teaching in vineyard and winery design.

Required qualifications: 1. Earned Ph.D. prior to employment start date; 2. At least one degree, undergraduate or graduate, in chemistry/biochemistry (agricultural emphasis), food science, plant science, enology/fermentation science, or related field; 3. Tenure or equivalent status is required to be considered for associate rank.

Desired qualifications: 1. Expertise in analytical chemistry applicable to studies of grape and wine chemistry (organic and inorganic components), plant secondary metabolism, and aroma compoundanalysis; 2. Independent scholarly output and collaborative research; 3. Ability to develop and provide effective educational programs; 4. Ability to contribute to and advance undergraduate and graduate research, training and teaching programs; 5. Strong oral and written communication skills; 6. Ability to propose and compete for extramural research support; 7. Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives and build research-extension collaborations beyond college boundaries.

The application package must include a statement of interest in the position, a detailed description ofresearch accomplishments, current activities, and long-term research interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all application materials electronically and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted electronically through Review of completed applications will begin on July 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. For information on the application process contact Helen Berry at, for job-related information contact Dr. Markus Keller, Search Committee Chair, at For position description and additional information visit (position #116179) or




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