Assistant Professor in Molecular Food Safety Microbiology – U of MN
Job Code and Title
(9403) Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor in Molecular Food Safety Microbiology
Faculty and Instructional
B = 9 month
Probationary; tenure track fac (N)
Total Hours or % Appointment
Food Science and Nutrition (412A)
College or Admin Unit
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
Required: Ph.D. in food science, microbiology,
or related area, with strong, demonstrated research skills in their area of
expertise; published research in peer reviewed scholarly journals; background
to teach courses in microbiology and/or food safety; and strong
communication, writing, and research skills.
This food microbiologist faculty position will be a nine-month tenure-track appointment involving research and teaching in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research and teaching program focused on food safety microbiology. The food microbiologist will be responsible for conducting research that addresses relevant food safety issues using molecular biology, genomics, metabolomics or system approaches. Areas of emphasis might include genomics and transcriptomics of foodborne pathogens, metagenomics of foods and food environment, viruses, novel control technologies, microbial pathogenesis, nanotechnology approaches, natural antimicrobial strategies, and detection/ traceability of pathogenic microorganisms. Teaching responsibilities will include an equivalent of two (2) courses per year in general microbiology, food quality and safety, and/or advanced food microbiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Advising will include undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The appointee will be expected to engage in collaborative research and teaching with colleagues in the Department, College and the University as a whole in areas intended to advance food safety and protection. Appointment is on a 9-month basis with salary competitive and commensurate with educational background and experience. An attractive group of fringe benefits is provided, including excellent medical and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, and faculty development leave options.
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
The University of Minnesota invites
applications for a tenure-track research and teaching position in Food Safety
Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Food
Science and Nutrition which is affiliated with the College of Food,
Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences.
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