Assistant Professor - Food Science and Nutrition (090106)

University of Missouri Columbia

Food Science

Position Description: The University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Food Science. With a split appointment between teaching and research, this position is designed to provide leadership for our Marshall-Arbuckle Dairy Food Innovations Program. The program capitalizes on many existing strengths at MU in areas including food and hospitality systems, nutrition and exercise physiology, medicine, and animal science. Healthy food and life styles are a major initiative on campus.

As a member of our Food Science program, this person is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish a strong externally funded research program, and provide professional services. The faculty member will oversee our dairy pilot plant and play an important role in fostering our relationships with the dairy industry. By an interdisciplinary approach, the faculty member will develop innovative food products for intervention of health issues such as obesity. Of particular interest are candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • Food-based (dairy foods in particular) obesity interventions
  • Functional dairy foods and nutritional interventions
  • Dairy-based probiotics

Besides excellent laboratory space and a generous start-up package, recurring support will be available via our Marshall-Arbuckle Endowment for Dairy Food Innovations. Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

MU is one of the most comprehensive campuses in the nation and our Food Science program has close ties with many other units on campus and the dairy industry. More information about us can be found at

Columbia, MO is a beautiful university town of about 100,000 people. The city offers many amenities including outstanding public schools, great health care facilities, clean environment, rich recreational and cultural activities, and easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Food Science or closely related field, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and outstanding research potential. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Application Information: Electronic submissions encouraged. Interested applicants should submit their CV, complete list of publications, concise summary of research interests and future plans, teaching philosophy, and names of four professional references. Application screening will start immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Send applications to:

Search Committee Chair - Food Science
Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering
College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
215 Ag Engineering Building
1406 East Rollins Street
Columbia, MO 65211-5140

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and ADA employer, and specifically invites, and encourages applications from qualified women and minorities.



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