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Food Science Faculty Positions - Kentucky


Western Kentucky University


December 20, 2011



Employment Level:

Tenured, tenure track


Application Deadline:

February 8, 2012


Biology/ life sciences, Chemistry/ biochemistry

Employment Status:



Not specified


Food Science: Food Science Faculty Positions: Two tenure-track positions, one in Food Chemistry (Department of Chemistry) and another in Food Microbiology (Department of Biology), are available beginning August, 2012 as part of a Food Science Cluster at Western Kentucky University (WKU). The mission of this new cluster is an integrated approach to food science research, technology, and business representing an institutional priority of the Research Division at WKU. New hires are expected to help develop the food program and curriculum working with existing faculty and facilities and contribute substantially to the infrastructure growth in food science. A third position as part of this cluster already under search is an animal/meat scientist in the Agriculture Department. The Chemistry position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field, while the Microbiology position requires a Ph.D. in microbiology. Each position requires postdoctoral experience (academic or industrial) in food science. The successful candidates will be expected to teach and to develop strong, externally funded research programs in their respective areas with both undergraduate and graduate students (M.S.). Western Kentucky University has an Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) with Centers such as the Materials Applied Materials Institute, Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology, and Biotechnology Center. Extensive instrumentation capabilities exist through these and other Centers. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: (1) Food Chemistry Search Committee at; or (2) Food Microbiology Search Committee at Additional information can be obtained at the homepages of the Department of Chemistry (, Department of Biology (, ARTP ( and WKU ( Review of applications will begin February 8, 2012 and continue until the positions are filled. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans. Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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