University of Arkansas is a Land Grant Institution with approximately
19,000 students on the Fayetteville campus. Fayetteville, located in the
scenic Ozark Mountain region of northwest Arkansas, is a city of
approximately 68,000 with a regional population of approximately 450,000.
The area has a variety of outstanding cultural and recreational
opportunities. The region has one of the highest growth rates in the U.S.
and has recently been listed in several top ten lists as being among the
most desirable places to live.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Arkansas seeks a progressive, energetic individual
to provide leadership as Head of the Department of Food Science and
Director of the Institute of Food Science Engineering (IFSE). The
selected individual will provide administrative leadership and vision for
all aspects of the department (teaching, research and extension) and the
Institute for Food Science Engineering and will serve on the College and
Division administrative teams. The Department of Food Science Head is
responsible for maintaining close relationships with other university
departments and units with interests in food production, processing,
engineering, quality, nutrition and safety. Food processing is one of the
largest industries in Arkansas, estimated to value-add over six billion
to the state’s economy. The Department Head is expected to build and
maintain strong ties with industry organizations, commodity check-off
boards, state and federal agencies, food science and supply industries,
and commodity associations. The Department Head also is expected to build
and maintain professional relationships with other departments of food
science and professional societies.
The position requires a Ph.D. degree in food science or a related
discipline and evidence of national recognition and experience in one or
more of the following areas: teaching, research and extension. The
candidate must show evidence of vision and leadership essential to lead
the Department of Food Science and the IFSE toward achieving the overall
goals of the University's Division of Agriculture. The candidate will
have credentials qualifying him/her for appointment at the rank of
the Department Head leads efforts to obtain extramural funding for
research, teaching and extension programs. Administrative
responsibilities include student recruitment and retention, faculty
development, food science research, undergraduate instruction and
graduate training at the M.S. and Ph.D. level. The Head schedules regular
faculty meetings and promotes a cohesive interaction among scientists.
Administration of the Department and IFSE includes implementing State,
University, and Division of Agriculture policies; budget planning and
resource allocation; and personnel management. The Head maintains an
in-depth understanding of Arkansas agriculture and related food
processing industries, serves as a liaison to those industries and
maintains an awareness of changing national priorities for food science
technology. The Head and Director will also serve as part of the broader
administrative team in the Division of Agriculture and the University of
Where To Apply?
Nominations of potential candidates are solicited. Applications will
be accepted until July 15, 2009, or until a successful candidate is
identified. Prospective candidates should submit an application
consisting of a letter stating interest, a statement of professional
goals and philosophy of administrative leadership, a curriculum vitae and
a list of five professional references (including telephone numbers and
addresses). Complete applications should be mailed to:
Dr. Steve A. Halbrook
Food Science Search Committee Chair
c/o Tonya Foster
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
217E Agriculture Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
How to Apply:
University of Arkansas / Fayetteville
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