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Assistant Professor of Food Science (Beneficial Microorganisms – Madison, WI

Job Code: PVL 66542

POSTED: Jun 29


Starting at 80,000.00


Madison, Wisconsin


Dept. of Food Science ; University of WI-Madison


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Dept. of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The Department of Food Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are interested in individuals specializing in the microbiology of beneficial microorganisms. A successful candidate will be expected to both develop an internationally recognized research program and be an outstanding instructor in the area of food microbiology. Areas of research interest include but are not limited to the following areas: •Systems biology of non-pathogenic mold, yeast, or bacterial food fermentation organisms •Impact of foods (including prebiotics and probiotics) on the human gastrointestinal tract micr obiota and functions •Microbial processing of bioresources Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology or related disciplines by time of appointment, a strong interest in teaching, and excellent communication skills. Post Doctoral research experience is highly preferred. The Department of Food Science places special emphasis on the ability to obtain competitive federal funding, faculty-student interactions, interdisciplinary activities, teamwork, and interactions with industry. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement on their research interests, a statement on their teaching philosophy and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation evaluating their professional experience and record, teaching and research abilities sent either via email to Jenny Schroeder ( ) or mailed to: Beneficial Food Microbiology Assistant Professor Search Jenny Schroeder University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Food Science 1605 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53706-1519 For further information contact Dr. James Steele at The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.





Working title:

Assistant Professor of Food Science (Beneficial Microorganisms)

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Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology or a related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

None beyond that required to obtain the required degree and area of specialization, post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Principal duties:

Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level (60% research, 40% teaching) specializing in the microbiology of beneficial organisms. Research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) systems biology of non-pathogenic mold, yeast, or bacterial fermentation organisms; 2) the impact of foods on the human gastrointestinal tract microbiota; or 3) microbial processing of bioresources.

Incumbent must: 1) develop a strong, independent, extramurally-funded research program; 2) teach an undergraduate course in the food microbiology curriculum, and develop an advanced undergraduate/graduate level course in his/her area of expertise; 3) develop collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs within Food Science and the University; and 4) contribute to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

This position carries a commitment to the three important functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to Faculty rank. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. ************************* Appointment type: Faculty Department(s): CALS/FOOD SCIENCE Full time salary rate: Minimum $80,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Appointment percent: 100% Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 29, 2011 Number of positions: 1


Application must be received by: APRIL 01, 2011


Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #66542 to Scott Rankin Phone: 608-263-2008 1605 Linden Drive Fax: 608-262-6872 Madison, WI 53706 Email:

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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