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Assistant Professor, Food Science Blacksburg, VA

 

 

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Employer:

Virginia Tech

Location:

Blacksburg, VA United States

Last Updated:

03/01/2011

Posting Number::

191633

 

 

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Job Description

I. Position Information
Working Title

Assistant Professor, Food Science  

Role Title

 

Posting Number

0100312  

About Virginia Tech

 

Position Summary

This assistant professor position will develop a nationally recognized and extramurally funded multidisciplinary research program in functional foods. Emphasis on chemical and biochemical functionality and role in food quality and human health, especially related to obesity and chronic diseases is prioritized. The selected candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within the research and teaching programs in the department with an 80% research and 20% teaching appointment. Development of courses related to research interests and contribution to current departmental courses is expected.

The incumbent will work within the University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences established obesity cluster multidisciplinary program focusing on obesity management and prevention. The Virginia Tech Institute of Biomedical and Public Health Sciences has identified obesity-related research as one of its major initiatives and has substantial resources available to campus faculty actively involved in obesity-related research. Post doctoral experience desirable or other demonstration of success with competitive funding resources.  

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Food Science, Biochemistry or related science with research emphasis in function food components for increased health and wellness. The successful applicant will possess strong communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications

Post doctoral experience, documentation of extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of potential for collaborative interdisciplinary research is preferred.  

Employment Conditions

 

Describe Other:

Review of applications will begin July 20, 2010 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and will include a start-up package and summer salary for the first two years of appointment.  

Employment Comments

 

How to Apply for this Job

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests by using the University's online system at https://jobs.vt.edu posting 0100312. Three letters of reference, academic transcripts, and copies of teaching evaluations if available should be sent to:

Sean F. O'Keefe
Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-4437; e-mail okeefes@vt.edu  

Employee Category

Instructional/Research Faculty  

Appointment Type

Regular  

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FLSA Status:

Exempt: Not eligible for overtime  

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor  

Tenure Status (Faculty Only)

Tenure Track  

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Percent Employment

Full Time  

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Commensurate with Experience  

Department

Food Science and Technology  

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College of Agriculture & Life Sciences  

Work Location

Blacksburg  

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Work Schedule:

Faculty Schedule  

II. Search Plan
Job Posting Date

06-30-2010  

Review Begin Date

08-23-2010  

Job Close Date
(if applicable)

 

Restricted to university employees only?

No  

Documents that must be associated with this posting

Resume/Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Other Doc
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
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Candidate Statement
Research Statement  

Quick Link

listings.jobs.vt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=191633  

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.    

 

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