The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut is soliciting applications for a 9 month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dairy Foods.
The major duties of the position are to develop and implement strong research, teaching, and extension programs in dairy food products. The faculty member will be expected to maintain a nationally and internationally recognized research program, procure extramural funding, recruit and advise graduate students, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. The teaching program will include an undergraduate course in dairy food science and a course in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate also will be expected to advise undergraduate Animal Science students. Extension activities will include industry-focused outreach and the development and implementation of dairy product short courses that include, but are not limited to, cheese and ice cream manufacturing. Other duties include participation as a collaborative team member in the Department of Animal Science and contribute to the academic community through service at departmental, college, and/or university levels. A cheese and ice cream manufacturing plant and laboratory space are available within the department to assist with teaching, research, and extension.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Animal or Food Science with emphasis on dairy foods or a closely related discipline is required. Equivalent foreign degrees are accepted. Candidates must have a desire to teach and advise undergraduates in animal science and must have demonstrated excellent skills in oral and written communication, and interpersonal relationships. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system related to outreach.
Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is preferred. A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include knowledge of the dairy products industry (small/very small operations) and a willingness to develop and implement industry-focused short courses that enhance university teaching, research, and extension programs. Candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, training, and mentoring of students will be preferred.
This will be a full time 9-month tenure-track position with 50% research, 25% teaching, and 25% extension assignment. The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut's main campus located in Storrs. Anticipated start date is August 23, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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Please submit the following: a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests/philosophy (maximum 2 pages), list of publications, and the names and addresses (including fax and email) of at least four individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please include your last name and the search number 2013278 in the document title for each document submitted.
Screening of applicants will begin on January 25, 2013. Inquiries should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Mancini at Richard.Mancini@uconn.edu . The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.