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Food Science


Amherst, MA


Sep 26, '16



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About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

The Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts is part of the Five-Colleges Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The University and town offer rich social and cultural life, and diverse recreational amenities. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City by car.

Job Description:

The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  We are seeking outstanding candidates with expertise in any field of Food Microbiology and Safety, who are devoted to establish a well recognized food-based research program in areas such as: bacterial pathogens, virology, antimicrobial resistance, microbial ecology, modeling and risk assessment, toxicology, allergen control and detection, metabolomics & metabonomics, nanotechnology or biosensors.

Preference will be given to candidates who would potentially bring expertise to complement current research areas of food science faculty. A successful candidate will be expected to have or show potential to develop a strong record in internationally-recognized and extramurally-funded research. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in food science.

The Department of Food Science places special emphasis on faculty-student interactions, participation in interdisciplinary activities, teamwork, cooperation, and industrial interactions.  We share a fundamental commitment to attract and teach a diverse student body.


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Food Science or related discipline, a strong interest in teaching/advising and strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement on their research and teaching philosophy and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references who can evaluate their professional experience and record, teaching and research abilities directly online.  

Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to Yeonhwa Park ( or Julian McClements  (

Review of the applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.


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