Title: Assistant or
Associate Professor (rank dependent on qualifications) 12-month, tenure-track
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the School of Food Science, a
joint program at Washington State University (WSU) and the University of
Idaho (UI). The position is a 30% teaching and a 70% research appointment and
begins October 2011 or on a mutually agreed upon date. The College of
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences at WSU and the College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences at UI has a strong orientation to scholarly
activities, research productivity and commitment to quality instruction.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification.
This is a Washington State University position located at WSU in Pullman, WA.
The successful applicant will conduct research and scholarly
activity under the general area of "healthy and sustainable foods",
and specifically related to dairy products/by-products as functional foods in
human health. Development of a nationally-competitive externally-funded basic
science research on dairy foods on human health and well-being will be
necessary. Possible research areas include but not limited to probiotics,
body weight control, and chronic/inflammatory diseases. The successful
applicant will conduct a program of research consistent with the mission of
the WSU Agricultural Research
Center and will be expected to communicate and establish a cooperative
relationship with the regional dairy industry to promote research and service
programs. The candidate will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
Irrigated Agriculture Research and extension Center in Prosser, WA
Technology Center, Caldwell, ID
TechHelp, Boise, ID
The official merger between Washington State University and
the University of Idaho was completed in 2009 with campuses only 8 miles
apart. Collaborative teaching existed for 10 years prior to the formation of
the school. The WSU facilities were completed in 1989 and the WSU Creamery
moved into new facilities in 1992. The WSU Creamery processes Cheddar and
Cheddar-like cheeses and ice cream and sells these products in its ice cream
shop. These products are manufactured and sold on a regular basis utilizing
approximately 40-50 student employees and 12 permanent employees in both
production and sales. The Creamery facilities are available for research and
teaching purposes. The joint undergraduate program was approved by IFT in
2009. Each university has a dairy center for conducting research and teaching
The University of Idaho is the leading research university in Idaho and, like
Washington State University is a comprehensive Land Grant university. The
University of Idaho is comprised of 10 academic colleges with a total student
enrollment of just over 11,600. An overview of the University of Idaho can be
found at this website. Washington State University is one of only two
research universities in the state. It is organized into nine colleges and
has a total enrollment of 22,500 students. Of these, approximately 18,000 are
on the main campus in Pullman. The two communities of Moscow and Pullman
offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich
assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions. They combine a
mild climate, clean air, excellent schools, affordable homes and a low crime
rate. Moscow and Pullman (combined populations of about 50,000) are about 75
miles south of Spokane, WA and have a regional airport and lie close to
recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and the Canadian
provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
Ph.D. in Dairy or Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related
in some aspect of basic science related to dairy products and
by-products as functional ingredients on human health.
to plan, conduct and publish innovative high quality research that can
attract significant extramural funding to support basic science research
in dairy foods.
to publish research in major refereed journals.
least one degree in Dairy or Food Science.
in dairy processing and utilization of dairy products
of current dairy technologies, regulatory requirements and product
ability and interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in
dairy processing and dairy product evaluation.
ability to cooperate and work with faculty in interdisciplinary
of strong oral and written communications skills.
knowledge and ability to work effectively within individuals and groups
of diverse cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.
To apply: https://www.wsujobs.com .
Be prepared to submit:
1) a letter of application addressing each of the required and preferred
2) complete curriculum vita (Curriculum Vitae)
3) names and contact information of four references we can contact and who
will be willing to address your qualifications relative to this position
(Reference Contact Info), and
4) copies of official college transcripts. (Other Document)
Questions regarding the position contact:
Boon P. Chew, Chair of the Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone
Questions regarding applications contact:
Barb Smith, email see below, Phone: 509-335-9103 or 509-335-5504
99164-7040 Pullman, WA, United States of