Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor / Food Science and Human Nutrition Ames, IA

Iowa State University


Job Location: Ames, Iowa
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition / 090248
Shift: Tenure-track, 9-month, Full-time

Proposed Start Date:
As soon as possible

Job Description:
Iowa State University seeks applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Qualified candidates at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program with strong extramural support in the bioeconomy (biofuels and biobased products) and fermentation fields. Specific research areas that fit most closely with departmental plans include developing: fermentation technologies for converting grain, lignocellulose and syngas for fuels and industrial chemicals; value-added fermentation co-products; technologies that reduce costs, water use, and energy in fermentation; fermentation technologies for new food and feed ingredients with enhanced health and functional properties. The successful candidate will be expected to participate and/or lead research teams and coordinate integrated multidisciplinary projects; and will conduct research in the ISU Fermentation Facility and fermentation programs at the new Biomass Processing Facility of the BioCentury Research Farm.

Required Qualifications:

Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Industrial/Food Microbiology, Food Science/Engineering or closely related area, must be able to teach fermentation and food processing related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Associate Professor: In addition to the above requirements, a demonstrated record of accomplishments in scholarship, including a successful record of publication and external grant funding.

Professor: In addition to the above requirements, national distinction in scholarship, as evident in the candidate's wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession, and demonstrated ability to create substantial externally funded research programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

All ranks: Experience in industrial or food fermentation and/or food processing; and experience in pilot plant research and development.

Associate/Professor ranks: Research and funding experience with industry and government programs both domestic and international.

Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions:
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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