Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Packaging Sciences Assistant or Associate Professor - Food Engineer
Location: Clemson, SC
The Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University invites applications and nominations for a full-time (9 months), tenured-track faculty position in food engineering at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.
The successful candidate will have the ability to initiate, build, and sustain an externally funded research program that leverages the existing research strengthens of the food technology discipline in the department. The candidate will contribute to a strong academic experience for students, including underserved populations, and teaching (and developing as appropriate) undergraduate and graduate student classes that fulfill program needs. The successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to inclusive excellence in higher education. All engineering related areas will be considered, although we are particularly interested in the following areas: • Mathematical modeling and experimental validation of food processing and preservation methods in relation to food sensory properties • Development of innovations to improve or optimize food quality, sustainability and/or the social and economic role of food production • Food waste/by-product valorization, sustainability and loss reduction techniques
The Department's program in Food Science and Technology is a dynamic and rapidly growing area with strong ties to the food and allied industries in South Carolina, the Southeast and Nationally.
The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, research and integration of applied knowledge.
Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1), and recently completed its ClemsonForward Strategic plan with focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. ClemsonForward has at its core the mission of inclusive excellence in our students and faculty that will help Clemson ascend to a top 20 public university and a model for the 21st Century land grant university. Moreover, the University, the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) and Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated a commitment to understanding the challenges in promoting diversity and inclusion in Food Engineering/Food Technology. In addition, the college is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. South Carolina's highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education to nearly 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students - in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus is home to approximately 580 FNPS undergraduate and graduate students who enjoy a temperate and pleasant climate. We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family
Qualification: Ph.D. in from all science-related fields will be considered. Preference will be given to those with at least one degree in engineering, experience working in food science and to those with post-doctoral research experience.
Preferred qualifications include experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students, experience working in the food industry, skill in applying for research grants or other funding for programmatic support, and experience in publishing peer-reviewed journal articles.
Please submit the following to http://apply.interfolio.com/68958: (1) Letter of interest, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement, (6) unofficial transcripts, and (7) 3 contacts for references.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.