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.
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
doctoral experience, documentation of extramural funding,
peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of potential for
collaborative interdisciplinary research is preferred.
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.
should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate
statements of research and teaching interests by using the
University's online system at https://jobs.vt.edu 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 email@example.com