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Instructor-Food Science

Drexel University

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19104 Document ID: A7151-0TCD Posted on: 04/15/2013 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Drexel is ranked one of the best national universities in the category of Best National Universities in “America’s Best Colleges” for 2012 by U.S. News & World Reportfor the eighth consecutive year and in the top 100 for the fourth straight time. Drexel also ranked sixth among national universities in the U.S. News list of "Up-and-Comers," those schools most often cited by university administrators nationwide as making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities."

With more than 8,200 employees and over 23,500 students, Drexel is the fifth largest private-sector employer in Philadelphia and has a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourages the richness diversity brings to the workplace. Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative.

Position Title: Instructor-Food Science

Job Overview: The Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University invites nominations and applications for a full time, Non Tenure Track Instructor position within the Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science Program. Although renewal is dependent upon academic program needs, budget and performance, the position is intended to be long term with the successful candidate becoming an active member of the program and participating in program planning, curriculum development, and outreach efforts. Applications will be accepted from highly qualified individuals in a relevant area or related field. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:Candidates must have a minimum of an earned master's degree in food science or a terminal degree in a related field and relevant teaching and industry experience. Candidates for the position will have strong interest and experience in food product development, food safety, food processing, sensory evaluation and laboratory procedures. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of, or commitment to, scholarly achievement and excellence. Desirable teaching qualifications include: evidence of excellence in teaching, excellent communication skills, interest in a highly collaborative faculty environment, experience in and enthusiasm to teach both face to face and online, and experience in curriculum planning. The ability to teach courses in other areas of the department including culinary arts and hospitality management is desirable.

Essential Functions: Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision and mentoring, service on committees and participating in professional and industry activities. Teaching will occur at Drexel University's Main Campus and regional locations and scheduling may include day, evening, and weekend courses, both on site and online. Opportunities may exist for summer teaching.

Supplementary Posting Information:Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online www.drexeljobs.comand search for Instructor-Food Science. The requisition number is 5228.

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To apply for this position, please apply online www.drexeljobs.comand search for Instructor-Food Science. The requisition number is 5228.




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