Assistant Professor, Food Innovation

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Job TitleAssistant Professor, Food InnovationJob Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

Application deadline: Search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 22, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (November 22, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

This is an academic year, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Department of Plant Sciences and Entomology; Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Anticipated appointment date: August, 2020

Basic Function:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the university’s food-related programs, establish an externally funded research program, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and provide support to stakeholders in food systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor will be responsible for Teaching 1 – 2 courses with laboratories per semester in undergraduate and graduate curriculums within the food-related programs at URI (e.g. Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, Animal and Veterinary Science and Technology, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Plant Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems).

Secure funding, conduct research in innovative, food-related areas associated with their specific field of interest, within the scope of facilities and resources available, and develop a sustained record of scholarly publications.

Advise undergraduates and supervise undergraduate and graduate research activities.

Engage in service activities and governance within the College, University, and broader scholarly community.

Engage with stakeholders to support the sustainable growth of local and regional food systems.



1.PhD or Doctor in Philosophy in Food Sciences or closely-related field at time of appointment.

2.Demonstrated ability to teach at the college level.

3.Demonstrated ability to produce scholarly publications.

4.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

5.Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and oral communication skills.

6.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

7.Demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary teams.


1.One or more years of Postdoctoral/Faculty experience in Food Sciences or related field.

2.Demonstrated ability to secure funding and develop an independently funded research and/or extension program.

3.Demonstrated ability to supervise student research at the college level.

4.Demonstrated ability to teach HACCP and/or Preventive Controls for Human Food.

5.Demonstrated understanding of food safety regulations.

6.Demonstrated experience working with the food processing sector.

7.Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders in support of the growth of food systems.


UnionAAUP - American Assoc of Univ ProfessorsStatus Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, PermanentEnd Date of Restriction or Limitation Department Information

DepartmentDean Environment& Life ScienceContact(s)Contact EmailCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedNoExtension Contingent on Funding DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter clearly and briefly addressing how the candidate meets each of the required and preferred qualifications for the position.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information for three references (as one complete pdf doc).

(#3) A combined document PDF (no more than 3 pages) including descriptions of the applicant’s teaching, research, and outreach/extension philosophies and future plans. The statements should also include a description of how the successful applicant would interact with stakeholders in local and regional food systems (as once complete pdf doc).

(#4) A document (combined PDF) of up to three representative research or extension/outreach publications (as one complete pdf doc).

Questions about the position can be forwarded to the Search Chair: Dr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri, [email protected]

Posting Information

Position Number106099Posting NumberF00160Posting Date09/20/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesQuicklink for Posting DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a PhD or Doctor in Philosophy in Food Sciences or closely-related field at time of appointment?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have demonstrated ability to teach at the college level?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have demonstrated ability to produce scholarly publications?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and oral communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary teams?
      • Yes
      • No
    8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other




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