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Assistant Professor Food Safety - Wooster, OH 44691
$75,000 - $85,000 a year
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This tenure track faculty position provides overall leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive and balanced teaching and applied research agenda for Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Safety Selection and Management, this position resides within the Departments of Extension (OSUE) and partners with Food Science and Technology (FST) in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. This tenure-track faculty position is a joint appointment OSUE (80%) and FST (20%). This faculty member will work collaboratively with the team of OSU professionals within OSUE as well as cross-disciplinary with other departments and colleges. The faculty member functions as an expert with clientele to address statewide food safety issues as expertise is needed; provides unbiased research based solutions; evaluates and responds to large scale statewide needs in the food industry, with consumers and other stakeholder groups. The faculty member secures resources (grants, contracts, user fees) to focus on these issues. In addition the faculty member seeks courtesy faculty status within appropriate departments to further create connections with the faculty in other departments and Ohio Agriculture and Research Center in Wooster. NOTE: Tenure Initiating Unit (TIU) Department of Extension.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encourages all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized factors. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
Required Experience: Strong written and oral communication skills; work experience with diverse audiences and organizations; demonstrated success in working as part of a team and in initiating collaborative partnerships; leadership ability and strong teaching /subject matter experience in food safety, food preservation, food selection and management. Personal transportation is required. Must be willing to work flexible hours including evening and weekends with minimal supervision.
Desired Experience: Entrepreneurial spirit; skilled communicator; strong teacher; technologically savvy; problem solving orientation; self-directed; adaptable and flexible.
Education Required: Earned doctorate in the subject area of Food Science or Microbiology
Desired: National certification in Food Safety
Position open until filled with priority review given to applications received by 9/11/2021
Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000
Relocation allowance: Up to $10,000
Please include cover letter, CV and 3 reference names with application
Regular 40 First Shift
1600 Wilson Rd, Wooster, OH 44691
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