Position Number: 00007513
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences (FBNS) is a team of scientists, researchers, and teachers committed to guiding the undergraduate and graduate education of students preparing for professional and technical careers in Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences. As a department, FBNS identifies, develops, and applies the appropriate concepts, theories, and emerging methodologies from the fundamental disciplines of chemistry, engineering, microbiology, food and bioprocessing, nutrition, and sensory science, to the investigation of critical issues in food & biological systems, components, products, and processes. FBNS also interprets, adapts and extends research information to the North Carolina, national, and international food and bioprocessing industries to maintain and improve the safety, variety, and quality of food and biological products.
Essential Job Duties: The Assistant Professor position will serve as the Director of the Seafood Technology Program based at NC State's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST). The position will be based at CMAST facility. The Assistant Professor position will foster development of integrated programs in the established area or research within NCSU and build strong community partnerships with other state and federal organizations in aquatic food supply and food security. The position will be expected to work directly with and support the needs of stakeholders within the state, region, and nationally. The position is expected to strengthen the department's research capacity in safe, quality foods from fresh and salt water environments, and to provide leadership at the national and international level for sustainable seafood supply in developed and developing countries. The position is expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in their research. This work will elevate the department's research reputation in aquatic food supply and food security based on expected state and national policy changes to increase domestic production capacity for land-based and open ocean aquaculture. The position is expected to actively seek external funding through grants from state and national programs as well as contracts with trade associations and industry partnerships. The position is expected to interact and collaborate with many campus-related research stations, including, but not limited to: Marine Aquaculture Research Center, Pamlico Aquaculture Field Laboratory, Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups. The Department, as well as NC State University, are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. *This position is located in Morehead City, NC.*
Minimum Education/Experience: * PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Aquaculture, Animal Science, or related field.
Department Required Skills: * Demonstrate competencies in oral and written communications as well as interpersonal skills. * Demonstrated skills in public presentations, communications, and organized teamwork and leadership.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Expertise and experience in processing technology, safety, and food security issues related to the supply of aquatic food products. * Experience with the Seafood HACCP Alliance, leading to trainer status. * Expertise and experience in laboratory and/or field research on technical issues related to quality, safety and nutrition of seafood or related products.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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