Assistant Professor of Food
Goodwin College of Professional Studies
The Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University
invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant
Professor of Food Science with a specialization in sensory science and food
The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in Food Science or a
Experience in the food industry and university or college teaching is a
The ability to work collaboratively with on-campus colleagues and
off-campus constituencies, to thrive in an urban and multicultural setting,
and to utilize technology-enhanced learning tools is essential.
An entrepreneurial spirit and excellent interpersonal, written, and oral
communication skills are critical to success.
Primary teaching responsibilities will include various aspects of food
science and may include but are not limited to introductory foods, food
product development, taste and odor, functional foods, and food chemistry.
Teaching opportunities also exist in Culinary Arts courses. Research and
scholarship activities are expected and should be related to some aspect of
food product development or sensory science.
Release time from teaching for scholarship and service activities will be
negotiated annually and will vary depending on the candidate's success in
research and funding initiatives as well as any developing needs of the
Collaboration with local commercial and governmental bodies dealing with
food product manufacture and control is strongly encouraged.
Service activities include program and college committees and participation
in student recruitment events.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position within the
Programs in Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and Food Science.
The starting date is September 1, 2009.
Salary is competitive.
To apply for this position, please apply online at:
and search for Assistant Professor of Food Science.
The requisition number is 2687.
Please attach a letter of application, your teaching philosophy (1 - 2
pages), a description of proposed research, and curriculum vitae.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2008 and will continue
until the position is filled.