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K-State Dept. of Grain Science and Industry ... Buhler Instructor of Milling

Date Posted: March 7, 2012


Department of Grain Science and Industry – Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Position: Bühler Instructor of Milling (75% Teaching, 25% International Grains Program)

Responsibilities: The Department of Grain Science and Industry seeks applications for a non-tenure-track, annually renewable position at the Instructor level in the area of milling science and management.

The position is for the 9-month academic year, with the possibility to work during the summer months to supplement salary.

As a member of the department’s faculty reporting to the department head, the successful candidate will teach existing undergraduate courses and laboratory sections in milling/grain processing, equipment selection and maintenance, process automation and operations management, advanced milling technology management, advanced flow sheets, and related safety and regulatory issues in the Milling Science and Management (MSM) program.

The successful candidate will bring a high level of milling industry experience and expertise to the classroom teaching, laboratory and pilot mill settings that are part of MSM courses.

This instructor will also support related programmatic efforts such as student advising, student recruitment, internships and job placement, curriculum development, and service on departmental committees.

As a member of the department’s International Grains Program staff the individual is expected to collaborate effectively with the milling industry and develop and teach innovative short courses, workshops and training seminars.

It is expected that the individual will seek extramural support to fund educational programming for industry professionals.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. in milling science, cereal science, process engineering, or a related discipline with a minimum of five years of direct experience in the flour or specialty milling (or related) industry including production or operating experience, maintenance supervision, and/or project management.

Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting or teaching industry professionals as part of company directed training or continuing education programs are a must.

Demonstrated people and public speaking skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Appreciation and experience interacting with international audiences and foreign cultures.

Ability to speak English clearly and to work in a multi-cultural setting. Strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity and collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications: International industry related work experience, knowledge and expertise working in flour milling and grain processing.

Able to lecture in Spanish.

Application Procedure: Qualified persons are requested to submit a letter of application, resume, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching and outreach philosophies, and three letters of reference with complete contact information to

Arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to the search and screening committee at the address below. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are also welcome, and should be directed to the chair of the search and screening committee.

Contact information: Mr. Mark Fowler, IGP Associate Director & Milling Specialist, Search and Screening Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-6161; Fax: (785) 532- 7010, E-mail:

Review of applications will begin: April 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

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