Position Description: The University of Missouri wishes to expand its expertise in the research and development of food bioprocessing by hiring a talented faculty member. This unique interdisciplinary position resides in the Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering (http://fsb.missouri.edu), which brings together multiple disciplines; including Food Science, Biological Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. It is expected that this faculty member will develop a collaborative network among his or her new Mizzou colleagues. The position is offered as a nine-month, tenure-track at the assistant professor rank with a split appointment between teaching and research. A competitive start-up package, excellent facilities, and ample opportunities for collaboration across campus and the state underscore the attractive nature of this position.
Research Responsibilities: The research focus is on food process and biological engineering with emphasis on increasing the value of agricultural products by processing via biological, chemical, and physical means. The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary leadership in food bioprocessing by incorporating novel and emerging technologies to develop a robust, collaborative, externally-funded research program.
Teaching Responsibilities: Teaching duties are in Food Science and Biological Engineering. The candidate will develop new courses covering emerging technologies, as well as teach existing courses for undergraduate and graduate students. He or she will implement an interdisciplinary curriculum crossing course and departmental boundaries while maintaining a focus on advising students in Food Science and Biological Engineering.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in food science, food engineering, bioprocess engineering, biosystems engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate research and teaching. Industrial work experience would be a plus.
Application: Screening will begin immediately but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, research statement, teaching philosophy and evaluations if any, names and contact information of three professional references, and educational transcripts via: https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index. Position number: 28059.
Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee co-chairs Profs. Azlin Mustapha (email@example.com) and William Jacoby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, contact University of Missouri Human Resource Services
A Ph.D. degree in food science, food engineering, bioprocess engineering, biosystems engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate research and teaching. Industrial work experience would be a plus.
Internal Number: 28059
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