Tenure Track Assistant Professor- Chemistry & Food Science
Framingham, MA

Faculty Oct 05, '10

About Framingham State University:
Framingham State University is a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 25 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 23 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 28,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts.  
 
The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.

Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry and Food Science at Framingham State University invites applications for a tenure track position in Food Science with a strong emphasis in chemistry or biochemistry to join our department of eight full time faculty members. The Department is ACS approved with an IFT-modeled food science curriculum. Appointments may be at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications and experience; academic and/or industrial experience is welcome. The position will commence on September 1, 2011.

Requirements:
The department seeks enthusiastic candidates who are expected to have a Ph.D. by September 2011; preference will be given to individuals with an interdisciplinary competence in chemistry or biochemistry and food science. The individual is expected to teach courses which may include the following topics: food processing and engineering, food analysis, and food chemistry. Additional duties may include lectures and laboratory supervision of introductory courses as well as upper level courses in an area of expertise. In addition to possessing a strong commitment to teaching excellence, research with undergraduate and graduate students (Masters only in Food and Nutrition) is expected. The department houses a well-equipped food pilot plant and state-of-the-art instrumentation such as a spray dryer, bench scale extruder, HTST pasteurizer, freeze drier, texture analyzer, 400 MHz NMR, and an LC-MS.

Additional Information:
This position is contingent upon funding for academic year 2010/2011.  
 
Framingham State College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online by submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on research plans, and a completed AMS Standard Cover Sheet. Please arrange to send an official graduate transcript(s) and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to Dr. Sarah Pilkenton, Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA. 01701-9101. Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.  
 
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530.


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