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Department Head Food Science and Technology Department


University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture


July 5, 2011



Employment Level:

Tenured, tenure track


Application Deadline:

Open until filled



Employment Status:



Commensurate with experience

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Responsibilities: The Department Head's responsibilities include leadership of all departmental programs and administrative responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resources and facilities. The Department Head guides the Department in its mission to deliver nationally and internationally recognized programs in teaching, research and extension.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must qualify for the rank of Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology with an earned doctorate degree in food sciences or a related field. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following:

* An understanding of and commitment to excellence in the three missions of a land grant university

* A record of outstanding professional accomplishments, including team building skills

* Effective communication, consensus building, interpersonal and leadership skills

* Excellence in at least two of the following: (1) research or scholarly activity; (2) teaching, instruction; (3) extension, service, or outreach; (4) academic or administrative leadership

* A knowledge of and commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action

The full position announcement is available at:

Applications: Screening of applicant's credentials will begin August 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications AND vision of departmental leadership; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least five professional references that the Search Committee may contact; and (4) copy of transcripts showing degree(s) conferred. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Nominations, applications and other inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Stephen Oliver
Assistant Dean, UT AgResearch
103 Morgan Hall, 2621 Morgan Circle
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-7121, FAX 865-974-6479, e-mail:

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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