Assistant Professor of Food Safety : Ames, IA 50011
State University, Food Science and Human Nutrition
October 26, 2010
December 25, 2010
Vacancy Number 100738
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University
seeks applications for a 12-month, full time, tenure-track faculty position
in food safety. The position is described as 60% research and 40% extension.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized
research program and extension program. The research may address basic and/or
applied issues relative to food safety topics at any point from pre- to
post-harvest food production. The successful candidate will participate in
and/or lead research teams and coordinate integrated multidisciplinary projects
among campus-wide collaborators. The research program is expected to
complement and support extension programming to group audiences. Extension
responsibilities will include development of training programs and workshops
with supporting educational materials for FDA, USDA or state regulated food producers, processors and
extension field staff. The research program will be supported with extramural
support from federal/state agencies and/or industry groups.
Multidisciplinary collaborative opportunities in food safety exist with ISU faculty in the departments of Agronomy, Animal Science,
Horticulture, Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management, Plant Pathology,
and Veterinary Medicine. ISU also participates in
multi-institutional programs within the Food Safety Consortium (http://www.foodsafety.iastate.edu)
and the Center for Food Security and Public Health (http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu). Additional
collaborative opportunities are available through programs such as the Center
for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), which
provides expertise to industries in Iowa, and the Biosafety
Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP),
which provides guidance and research on genetically modified agricultural
Preference will be for candidates with knowledge and current experience in
microbiological, chemical and/or toxicological aspects of food safety.
Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, including evolving
electronic technologies, and ability to work in collaborative environments
are necessary for effective interchanges with agencies and media on food
safety issues. Position includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and
start-up package to establish a successful research program.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Food Science/Food Safety or closely related area.
Qualifications: Post-doctoral research or equivalent industry experience in
food safety; experience in extension or related activities; experience with
microbiology and/or toxicology related to food safety.
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application Instructions: Only online applications will be considered. To
apply, go to www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79176
and be prepared to attach a letter of application; a complete curriculum
vitae with education, professional experiences, a statement of research
interests with plans for extramural funding; and the names, addresses, phone
numbers, and Email addresses of three references.
Application deadline is January 31, 2011 or
until position is filled. For further information, contact search chair Dr.
Aubrey Mendonca at (515) 294-2950, (515) 294-8181
(fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org. See
our World Wide Web site for more information: http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/
ISU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Vacancy Number 100738
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