Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Qualified candidate will be expected to teach food packaging, introduction to packaging, and related courses, and participate in School of Packaging outreachand governance activities, including industry short courses.

MichiganState University - School of Packaging: As the premier Land Grant University,MSU has strong interrelated programs across the spectrum of food, health, andsustainability and is committed to linking food, environment, and human health.The School of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952, is the leading institution in packaging education and research. As the only university offering a Ph.D. program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines around the world. The school is poised for significant growth that will support MSU goals. Furthermore,the highly collaborative and productive faculty provides a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion.

The College of Agriculture and NaturalResources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus withoutlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education.The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University,and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.  Information about WorkLife at MSU can befound http://worklife.msu.edu/

Required Degree

Doctorate -Food Technology or Packaging

Minimum Requirements

A doctoral degree in packaging technology or packaging and experience  in teaching packaging courses at the University level.

Desired Qualifications

Qualified candidate will be expected to teach food packaging, introduction to packaging, and related courses, and participate in School of Packaging outreachand governance activities, including industry short courses.

Required Application Materials
  • Letter of Application
  • CV
  • statement of Teaching Philosophy (limit 1 page)
  •  Summary of experience with diversity in the classroom and/or research endeavors, any experience in mentoring diverse students and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence (1 page)
  • Names and email  addresses of 3 references
Special Instructions

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Tracy Lorenz, Administrative Assistant, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1325. Telephone 517-353-4384 E-mail: smithtr7@msu.edu