Assistant Professor

Manhattan KS
Sep 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a 12-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with 80% Teaching and 20% Undergraduate Research.

Information about the College/Unit:

K-State is the only school in the United States that offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Bakery Science and Management, and our influence is felt world-wide. Each year, we place a new batch of well-educated graduates in a variety of high-salary careers, with 100% job placement in recent years. A variety of cereal food manufacturers, food ingredient manufacturing facilities, research and development laboratories, and commercial bakeries are examples of the types of local, national, and international companies who compete for our graduates.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:


The successful candidate will be expected to obtain extramural support for and direct an undergraduate research program focused on relevant problems in the baking industry. Potential areas of research include but are not limited to bakery processes, ingredient functionality, product safety and quality.


The successful candidate will develop an innovative teaching program, encompassing both existing and new undergraduate courses, (including on-line offerings) covering subject matter related to bakery science and management. 


The successful candidate will serve as the on-campus and external face of the Bakery Science Program and actively recruit new students.  The candidate will advise undergraduate students, oversee and document the safe/sanitary operation of the pilot bakery as well as contribute to departmental, college & university committees, and appropriate professional/industry associations.  Additionally, the individual  will serve as the advisor to the department’s Bakery Science Club.  The individual will create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

The candidate will perform other duties as requested by the Department Head in keeping with the responsibilities of the appointment.  

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Bakery science, Food science, or relevant discipline. A minimum of two years of experience in the baking or allied industries. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity in the grain-based food industry.  

Must have a demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting and conduct scholarly research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industry experience in baking or allied areas. Diverse job experience and responsibilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit all application materials, including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume with a complete list of publications, official academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, one to two page summary of teaching philosophy and vision for the KSU Bakery Science program; copies of relevant publications and teaching materials, and email addresses of three professional references.  Application should be submitted through our Human Capital Services website.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:


November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.