Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Assistant Professor Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Position Number 00105617 Work Schedule 40 hours per week (hours will vary) Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Department 111101 - Food,Bioprocess & Nutrition Sc Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational 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 or 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

As an Assistant Professor, this position is expected to develop both research and teaching programs. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program with fundamental or applied research in areas that will assist the Food Industry with short and long term; current and anticipated food chemistry needs.

This position will work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary manner with other professionals within the University including faculty within the Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center (SDFRC), the Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department, faculty in departments such as Molecular and Structural Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering as well as with agents and institutions impacting the food industry.

This position will be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research. The initial teaching expectation is 1-2 courses per year, and will include graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of Food Chemistry.

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 to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their experience, research, teaching and/or service.

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position is also expected to serve on department/college committees.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Ph.D. in Food Science/Food Chemistry or related field with chemistry experience.

Departmental Required Skills

Demonstrate competencies in oral and written communications as well as interpersonal skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience with protein or polysaccharide chemistry including structure/function relationships and/or relations to nutrition or bioactive compounds is a plus.

Preference will be given to individuals with training and/or experience in Dairy Foods Chemistry and/or an expressed interest and desire to conduct research in the area of Dairy Foods Chemistry.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach the following documents to your application:
1) Cover Letter
2) CV
3) Contact Information for References
4) One-page Statement of Research Plan
5) One-page Statement of Teaching Philosophy
6) Unofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate & graduate)

Job Open Date 11/29/2018 Anticipated Closing Date Open until Filled Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2019 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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will have by date of hire) a Ph.D. in Food Science/Food Chemistry or related field with chemistry experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests
  6. Transcripts
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 2/27/2019
    Application Due: 3/28/2019
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