Assistant/Associate Professor of Dairy Science

May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor of Dairy Science

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 125429

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
The School of Food Science (SFS) and Washington State University (WSU) serve the region's growing food industry. The School of Food Science is a unique joint venture integrating food science faculty and program and educational programs from the University of Idaho and Washington State University into a single unit. The synergy derived from joining resources bolsters SFS international impact and recognition. Our high caliber faculty, growing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, high research productivity, and excellent extension and outreach activities makes SFS one of the top food science programs in the United States. This faculty member will have the opportunity to address the needs of industry, stakeholders, and communities across the state and nationally providing solutions through relevant and engaging teaching, technical support and outreach programs.
The WSU Ferdinand's Creamery provides teaching and research opportunities to the university community and to the dairy industry and produces the world famous Cougar Gold ® Cheese. Facilities are available at the Creamery to conduct applied research to support the needs of the dairy industry in the state and region.

This position is a 9-month research and teaching appointment (70% research: 30% teaching) at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

The successful candidate is expected to:
  • Develop a research program in dairy science, and conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in dairy chemistry, processing/engineering, or microbiology, working with internal collaborators in the School of Food Science as well as academic and industry partners outside the university.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dairy or fermentation science, food analysis, and/or other subjects within their field of expertise.
  • Recruit, mentor, and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participate in service activities (i.e. outreach, recruiting and other) of the department, college, and university.

    The successful candidate will have expertise in dairy research, including:
  • The ability to develop and externally fund a research program centering on dairy foods and their properties.
  • Experience forming research partnerships within the dairy industry.
  • Experience in teaching (course principal instructor) and course development is preferred.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology, Dairy Science or related field (Ph.D. must be granted at or before the time of application)

    Posting Open Date: 05/22/2017

    Posting Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

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