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Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 28059
Job Description

Position Description: The University of Missouri wishes to expand its expertise in the research and development of food bioprocessing by hiring a talented faculty member. This unique interdisciplinary position resides in the Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering, which brings together multiple disciplines; including Food Science, Biological Engineering, and Chemical Engineering; from the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and College of Engineering ( The University of Missouri is an AAU Research One institution, and one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation. It is expected that this faculty member will develop a collaborative network among his or her new Mizzou colleagues. The position is offered as a nine-month, tenure-track at the assistant professor rank with a split appointment between teaching and research. A competitive start-up package, excellent facilities, and ample opportunities for collaboration across campus and the state underscore the attractive nature of this position.

Research Responsibilities: The focus of the research should be on food process and biological engineering. Processing via biological, chemical, and physical means, to increase the value of agricultural products is the research emphasis. The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary leadership in food bioprocessing by incorporating novel and emerging technologies to develop a robust, collaborative, externally-funded research program.

Teaching Responsibilities: Teaching duties are in Food Science and Biological Engineering. The candidate will develop new courses covering emerging technologies, as well as teach existing courses for undergraduate and graduate students. He or she will implement an interdisciplinary curriculum crossing course and departmental boundaries while maintaining a focus on advising students in Food Science and Biological Engineering.

A competitive start-up package, excellent facilities, and ample opportunities for collaboration across campus and the state underscore the attractive nature of this position.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in food science, food engineering, bioprocess engineering, biosystems engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate research and teaching. Industrial work experience would be a plus

Application Materials

Application: Screening will begin December 1, 2018 but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: letter of interest, current curriculum vita, research statement, teaching philosophy, names and contact information of three professional references, and educational transcripts via:

Other Information

Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee co-chairs Azlin Mustapha ([email protected]) and William Jacoby ([email protected]).

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.




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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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