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Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist


FACS-Nutritional Sciences

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 ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 18 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 Department of Foods and Nutrition is one of four departments of the College of Family and Consumer
Sciences at the University of Georgia. The department has 25 faculty including 3
tenure-track Extension Specialists, 400 undergraduate students majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, and
Culinary Science and Nutrition as well as 30 graduate students in the PhD and MS thesis graduate degree
programs and 40 in the non-thesis MS degree programs including the on-line MS degree program

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications completed by June 1, 2021 will be given full consideration; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position as well as responsibilities and qualifications detailed in the posting; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant. All applicant materials must be submitted to UGAJobs website:

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:

Open Rank

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary:

Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Food Safety and Preservation (75% Extension and 25% Research) academic year appointment with 2 months summer salary as long as the appointment is 50% or greater in Extension in the Foods and Nutrition Department, College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

•Provide leadership and training at the state, regional, and national level in the area of food safety and home food preservation
•Revise and update specific Extension agent trainings
•Provide leadership for county-based program planning, implementation and evaluation for county Extension agents conducting programing and applied research in home food preservation
•Present annual ServSafe® training for Extension agents & recertification training required every 5 years
•Updating programmatic materials for Extension agents to use in ServSafe® Food Handler Programs
•Secure external funding as the PI to support the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP)
•As director of the NCHFP, direct externally supported staff who will update the website content on a regular basis and expand capabilities to disseminate content digitally
•Prepare new updated editions of the book “So Easy to Preserve” and other related publications and ensure that publications are marketed to generate funds which will provide program support
•Prepare and present workshops and trainings at the state, regional and national level in food safety and home food preservation
•Respond to questions from the public and professionals related to food safety associated with home food preservation
•Collaborate with internal and external partners, including College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciencs Food Science and Extension family and consumer sciences faculty and staff
•Develop and secure external funding to support interdisciplinary research program in the area of applied food safety and home food preservation
•Present research findings at national conferences and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals
•Serve as major advisor for doctoral students and secure external funding to support PhD assistantships

Additional Requirements:

To be considered for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Food Safety and Preservation, the applicant must hold an earned doctoral degree (upon application) in a discipline-related field.

To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications and attained Assistant Professor at a comparable university and have at least three years of relevant experience.

Faculty expectations for Promotion in the College of Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS), Department of Foods & Nutrition are summarized at:

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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.


The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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