Assistant Professor, Food Science

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Updated: 9/1/2010


Assistant Professor, Food Science

Position Information I. Position Information Working Title Assistant Professor, Food Science Role Title Posting Number 0100312 About Virginia Tech Position Summary This assistant professor position will develop a nationally recognized and extramurally funded multidisciplinary research program in functional foods. Emphasis on chemical and biochemical functionality and role in food quality and human health, especially related to obesity and chronic diseases is prioritized. The selected candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within the research and teaching programs in the department with an 80% research and 20% teaching appointment. Development of courses related to research interests and contribution to current departmental courses is expected. The incumbent will work within the University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences established obesity cluster multidisciplinary program focusing on obesity management and prevention. The Virginia Tech Institute of Biomedical and Public Health Sciences has identified obesity-related research as one of its major initiatives and has substantial resources available to campus faculty actively involved in obesity-related research. Post doctoral experience desirable or other demonstration of success with competitive funding resources. Required Qualifications Doctorate in Food Science, Biochemistry or related science with research emphasis in function food components for increased health and wellness. The successful applicant will possess strong communication skills. Preferred Qualifications Post doctoral experience, documentation of extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of potential for collaborative interdisciplinary research is preferred. Employment Conditions Describe Other: Review of applications will begin July 20, 2010 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and will include a start-up package and summer salary for the first two years of appointment. Employment Comments How to Apply for this Job Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests by using the University's online system at posting 0100312. Three letters of reference, academic transcripts, and copies of teaching evaluations if available should be sent to: Sean F. O'Keefe Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 24061 Phone: 540-231-4437; e-mail Employee Category Instructional/Research Faculty Appointment Type Regular If restricted or temporary, enter end date FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Status (Faculty Only) Tenure Track Academic Year or Calendar Year Standard Academic Year Percent Employment Full Time If part time, enter Percent Time Pay Band (Staff Jobs Only) View band range Advertised Pay Range (Enter amount or Commensurate with Experience) Commensurate with Experience Department Food Science and Technology College / Sr. Management College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Work Location Blacksburg Location, if not Blacksburg: Work Schedule: Faculty Schedule II. Search Plan Job Posting Date 06-30-2010 Review Begin Date 08-23-2010 Job Close Date (if applicable) Restricted to university employees only? No Documents that must be associated with this posting Resume/Curriculum Vita Cover Letter Other Doc Letter of Reference 1 Letter of Reference 2 Letter of Reference 3 Transcript Candidate Statement Research Statement Quick Link


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