Faculty (Tenure Track - Academic
Sep 26, '16
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.
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.
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.
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
Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to Yeonhwa Park (email@example.com) or Julian McClements
Review of the applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and will
continue until the position is filled.