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San Jose State University – Assistant Professor

Location: San Jose, CA 95192 Document ID: A7333-1XZQ Posted on: 08/22/2013 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Food Science


San José State University
San Jose, California

Pending Budgetary Approval

Food Science
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department

Job Opening ID (JOID):

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

A doctorate degree is required for appointment. University-level teaching and professional work experience in Food Science is also required. Another requirement includes research experience. Course development, curriculum planning and grant writing experience are preferred. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Classroom instruction of Food Science courses for majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, food science for non-majors, and courses in related areas as expertise permits; curriculum planning and development; student advising and committee responsibilities; supervision of student field experiences and graduate student research activities; and grant writing.

Liaison with industry to develop student field experiences, graduate projects, and curriculum support. Collaboration with departments related to biology/chemistry and/or other department(s) in course development and research and grant writing. Participation in professional meeting activities related to food science and technology.

Teaching effectiveness, service to students and university, and scholarly/professional achievement are required for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date:
August 21, 2014

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline:
Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.

Application Procedures:
For full consideration send a letter of application; vita with record of education, teaching, and professional work experience; statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans; all degree transcripts, and at least three original letters of reference by November 1, 2013 to:

Chair Dr. Lucy McProud, Search Committee
Dept. of Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0058
Telephone: (408) 924-3100
Fax: (408) 924-3114

Please include Job Opening (JOID) on all correspondence.

The Department:
The Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging offers three concentrations under the Bachelors of Science degree in Nutritional Science: Food Science & Technology (Approved by the Institute of Food Technologists), Dietetics (Accredited by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) and Packaging. In addition, Emphases are offered in Sports Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Science, Food Management, and Environmental Food and Health Specialist. The Department also offers a Masters of Science degree. There are 360 students who are enrolled in the Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department.

San Jose State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (Pop. 971,372), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San Jose State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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