Food Manufacturing Engineer

Job Details

Working Title:

Food Manufacturing Engineer

Department:

Biological Systems Engineering-0833

Requisition Number:

F_210197

Posting Open Date:

11/04/2021

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):

02/04/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

The Food Manufacturing Engineer holds an academic-year appointment as assistant or associate professor in the Departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Food Science and Technology in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). The incumbent advances the food-manufacturing sector through developments and innovations for systems that will enhance consumer safety and confidence, economic viability and sustainable hygienic improvement in food manufacturing.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), Biological Systems Engineering, and Food Science and Technology are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

The incumbent is expected to maintain a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported research and teaching program contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Food Science and Technology and IANR, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

Research conducted by the incumbent will develop expertise and know-how related to aspects of food manufacturing including, but not limited to, implementation of hygienic design as directed by risk analysis, root cause analysis, continuous improvement and cleanability validation for facilities and equipment, sustainable use of water and energy, and utilization of novel detection and monitoring methods for allergens, microorganisms and other contaminants. To deliver on this research the incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups, extension action teams, and educational programs such as food safety specialists, The Food Processing Center, as well as other Biological Systems Engineering, Food Science and Technology, IANR and University of Nebraska faculty members; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and, translate research-based information into learner-centered products.

Teaching contributions include teaching courses in food manufacturing, and food and biomaterial processing to support and train undergraduates entering the food and bioproducts manufacturing profession – as well as recruiting, advising, and mentoring. Specific course assignments may change according to program needs.

In the area of work covered by the position the incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, complementary research groups, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. The incumbent is expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university levels.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience and expertise in research/development of food processing systems.
  • Capability for teaching/instruction of food engineering courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive ability to engage in collaborative research.
  • Experience writing competitive federal grants.
  • Experience in course design, development, and management at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on communication with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for at least three professional references.
  4. Statements that describe your philosophy and approach to teaching and research.
  5. A statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum).
Please note, the statements (items 4 and 5) need to be combined into one documents and attached as “Other Document.”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Tracy Zimmerman
[email protected]

Jodi Mackin
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:

No

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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