The Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department
at Utah State University seeks an Assistant
Professor of Meat Science for a 9 month, tenure-track position.
Review of applications will begin February 1st, 2013 and the
position will be open until filled. The proposed start date is August
This position involves a 50% Research role, with 45%
Teaching, and 5% Service. Candidates will be expected to establish
an extramurally-funded and nationally-recognized program of research
in basic and/or applied meat science. Research areas may include,
but are not limited to meat and muscle biochemistry, meat processing
and meat safety, and muscle growth and development. Teaching
responsibilities will include courses in the department's IFT-approved
Food Science curriculum including Meat Science and another upper
division course, and a graduate level course consistent with their
research area of expertise.
Applicants must have a PhD in Meat Science, Food Science
or Animal Science with an emphasis in meat science or related area
and an established track record of research in their area of focus.
In addition, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and excellent
writing and communication skills are required.
Preference will be to individuals with the capacity to
work along the interface(s) of the food science, human nutrition,
and animal sciences thereby taking advantage of opportunities for
collaboration within the department, the College of Agriculture, the
Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and the newly established
School of Veterinary Medicine. Other preferred qualifications are
post-doctoral research experience, success in securing extramural
funding and/or a track record of working with food companies.
Office Environment: Employees are protected from
weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily
occasional temperature changes.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. A cover letter
2. Curriculum Vita
3. A statement of teaching philosophy
4. A research statement
5. A list of the contact information for three references
It is recommended that all the required documents are ready to
attach before you click on the 'apply for' link.
Cover Letter Curriculum
Vitae References Research
Optional document 1
Optional document 2
Open Until Filled
Commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent