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University of Arkansas Dept. of Food Science ... Food Science Faculty Position in Grain Process Engineering

Date Posted: February 6, 2013

Position: Assistant Professor of Food Science with specialization in Grain Process Engineering; 12-month, tenure-track; 85% Research (Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station) and 15% Teaching (Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences); appointment in the Department of Food Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Food Science/Engineering, Agricultural or Biosystems Engineering, or a related doctoral degree with emphasis in Food Process Engineering.

Demonstrated excellence in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, and collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of scientists.

Strong speaking and writing communication skills.

Motivation and skills to effectively educate students through academic programs in Food Science.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in multiple aspects of industrial grain processing systems, including grain quality and functionality/processing behavior, equipment and process optimization, and grain/food property measurement.

Experience in successful grant writing and relevant post-doctoral studies.

Documented teaching experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to:

1) develop a nationallycompetitive and extramurally-funded research program in grain process engineering that addresses post-harvest processing of the major cereal and oil seed grains of Arkansas, the primary of which are rice, soybean, corn, and grain sorghum. The research should involve optimizing existing processes or developing improved processes that utilize these crops in the end-use, value-added grain sector. Furthermore, the research could involve emerging or novel processing technology, process modeling/validation, spectroscopic methods for estimating grain properties dictating grain quality, and functionality/rheological behavior of grain products;

2) interface with grain industry personnel, spanning those in production agriculture through those in relevant aspects of post-harvest technology to develop cross-spectrum industry collaboration in conducting research, implementing findings, and contributing to departmental outreach programs;

3) develop and participate in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional/agency research collaboration to address research issues;

4) secure extramural funding from a variety of sources including federal, state, industry and private sources;

5) recruit and advise graduate and undergraduate students;

6) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the interests and needs of the Department of Food Science.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will depend upon qualifications and will be nationally competitive.

Benefits available include group medical insurance, dental insurance, group and individual life insurance, long-term disability insurance, workers' compensation, non-contributory retirement (UofA makes all contributions), voluntary retirement programs, sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays and administrative leave days, unemployment compensation, educational waivers, and use of University services.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2013 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

Application: Applicants should submit:

1) a letter of application,

2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background, employment experience, and publications,

3) a one-page statement of research plans and goals,

4) a one-page statement of teaching plans plus a proposed course syllabus with course objectives and deliverables,

5) transcripts of all college course work, and

6)names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references to:

Dr. Terry J. Siebenmorgen, Search Committee Chair, C/O Dianne Saffire Department of Food Science

2650 N Young Ave.

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72704

Phone: (479) 575-4455

FAX: (479) 575-6936

Address inquiries to the search committee chair, Terry J. Siebenmorgen;

The Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.

All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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