Assistant Professor - Food Chemistry

Job description

Posting Number:

F0876P

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Food Chemistry

Department:

CAES Food Science & Technology

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty, and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students. The Department of Food Science and Technology is a unit of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

College/Unit/Department website:

https://foodscience.caes.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2021

Job Posting Date:

04/07/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers; and e-mail addresses of four professional references that the search committee may contact; and (5) one-page summaries outlining their teaching and research visions in order to be considered for this position. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ronald B. Pegg ([email protected]) or 706-542-1099. The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia. Applications received by April 28, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary:

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to teach and develop a research and teaching program in the area of food chemistry. The successful candidate will provide scholarship and leadership in food chemistry research and instructional activities. This is a 60% Research, 40% Teaching (9-month academic year, Tenure Track) position. Specific responsibilities include: (1) teach and develop two to three undergraduate/graduate courses in the Food Science curriculum; (2) establish a strong record of scholarly activities and an extramurally funded research program; (3) direct Ph.D. and MS degree students and postdoctoral researchers; and (4) advise undergraduates. The successful candidate will actively participate in the teaching, research, and service activities in the Department of Food Science and Technology including participation in global programs and will have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with other groups on campus and local government agencies. Possible research areas include food proteins and proteomics, food enzymes, bioactive peptides, flavor chemistry, and the impact of processing on the chemistry and quality of foods. Focus of the position is not in research areas of phytochemicals and lipids. The individual in this position will be expected to achieve a record of scholarly activity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, successful extramural funding, success in teaching university level courses, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. A commitment to diversity and inclusion is expected.

Additional Requirements:

A completed Ph.D. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or an equivalent program is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding to support their research program. The candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written competencies, interpersonal oral skills, and willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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