Assistant/Associate Professor Job - Food
Assistant/Associate Professor Job - Food Sciences
– Pullman, WA
State University Pullman
12-month, tenure-track faculty position
Assistant Professor or Associate
Professor in the School of Food Science, a joint program at Washington
State University (WSU) and the University of Idaho (UI). The position is a
30% teaching and a 70% research appointment and begins October 2011 or on a
mutually agreed upon date. The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource
Sciences at WSU and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UI has
a strong orientation to scholarly activities, research productivity and
commitment to quality instruction. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and qualification.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will conduct
research and scholarly activity under the general area of "healthy and
sustainable foods", and specifically related to dairy
products/by-products as functional foods in human health. Development of a
nationally-competitive externally-funded basic science research on dairy
foods on human health and well-being will be necessary. Possible research
areas include but not limited to probiotics, body weight control, and
chronic/inflammatory diseases. The successful applicant will conduct a
program of research consistent with the mission of the WSU Agricultural
Research Center (http://arc.wsu.edu/) and will be expected to communicate
and establish a cooperative relationship with the regional dairy industry
to promote research and service programs. The candidate will also teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in dairy processing.
School of Food
The School of Food Science
(http://sfs.wsu.edu/) and (http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/sfs/) is in the WSU
College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS
http://www.cahnrs.wsu.edu) and the UI College of Agricultural and Life
Sciences (http://www.uidaho.edu/cals.aspx). The administrative offices are
located on the main campuses in Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID with members of
the faculty located on both campuses and also located at the following
- WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research
and extension Center in Prosser, WA (http://www.prosser.wsu.edu/)
- UI Food Technology Center, Caldwell, ID (http://www.ag.uidaho.edu/ftc/)
- TechHelp, Boise, ID (http://www.techhelp.org/)
The official merger between Washington
State University and the University of Idaho was completed in 2009 with
campuses only 8 miles apart. Collaborative teaching existed for 10 years
prior to the formation of the school. The WSU facilities were completed in
1989 and the WSU Creamery moved into new facilities in 1992. The WSU
Creamery processes Cheddar and Cheddar-like cheeses and ice cream and sells
these products in its ice cream shop. These products are manufactured and
sold on a regular basis utilizing approximately 40-50 student employees and
12 permanent employees in both production and sales. The Creamery
facilities are available for research and teaching purposes. The joint
undergraduate program was approved by IFT in 2009. Each university has a
dairy center for conducting research and teaching functions.
The University of Idaho is the leading
research university in Idaho and, like Washington State University is a
comprehensive Land Grant university. The University of Idaho is comprised
of 10 academic colleges with a total student enrollment of just over
11,600. An overview of the University of Idaho can be found at
http://www.uihome.uidaho.edu/uihome/about/overview.aspx. Washington State
University (http://www.wsu.edu/) is one of only two research universities
in the state. It is organized into nine colleges and has a total enrollment
of 22,500 students. Of these, approximately 18,000 are on the main campus
in Pullman. The two communities of Moscow and Pullman offer a friendly,
small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural,
recreational and athletic attractions. They combine a mild climate, clean
air, excellent schools, affordable homes and a low crime rate. Moscow and
Pullman (combined populations of about 50,000) are about 75 miles south of
Spokane, WA and have a regional airport and lie close to recreational areas
in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and the Canadian provinces of
British Columbia and Alberta.
For more information about the Pullman
community, visit http://www.pullmanchamber.com/).
To learn more about the Moscow
community, visit http://www.moscow.id.us/) or
- Completed Ph.D. in Dairy or Food
Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field.
- Expertise in some aspect of basic science related to dairy products and
by-products as functional ingredients on human health.
- Ability to plan, conduct and publish innovative high quality research
that can attract significant extramural funding to support basic science
research in dairy foods.
- Ability to publish research in major refereed journals.
- At least one degree in Dairy or Food
- Knowledge in dairy processing and utilization of dairy products
- Knowledge of current dairy technologies, regulatory requirements and
- Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses in dairy processing and dairy product evaluation.
- Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work with faculty in
- Successful postdoctoral and/or industrial experience.
- Evidence of strong oral and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively within individuals
and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.
To apply be prepared to submit:
1) a letter of application addressing each of the required and preferred
2) complete curriculum vita (Curriculum Vitae)
3) names and contact information of four references we can contact and who
will be willing to address your qualifications relative to this position
(Reference Contact Info), and
4) copies of official college transcripts. (Other Document)
Questions regarding the position
Boon P. Chew, Chair of the Search
Questions regarding applications
Phone: 509-335-9103 or 509-335-5504
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