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Asst/Assoc Professor of Practice - Food Science and Technology Specialist

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, NE

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Working Title:

Asst/Assoc Professor of Practice - Food Science and Technology Specialist

Department:

Food Science & Technology-0836

Requisition Number:

F_240080

Posting Open Date:

05/24/2024

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

06/26/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking applicants for a twelve-month, non-tenure track assistant/associate professor of practice position in food science and technology. The successful candidate will join a well-established and cross-functional team of instructors serving the 3+1 Dual Degree Food Science Program that exists between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on academic unit or program needs.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized teaching program in a self-identified area of food science and technology. The successful candidate is expected to integrate into the existing team, including connecting with stakeholders and agency or industry partners to strengthen teaching and research programming. The successful candidate will be expected to effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for teaching and research programming; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals; and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities.

As an effective scholar and citizen of a land-grant institution, the successful candidate will support the integrated mission of the Department of Food Science and Technology and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and creating scholarly, innovative, and high-impact learning programs and tools. Other responsibilities will include serving on departmental, university, and professional committees.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Microbiology, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated competency in written and oral English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in higher education teaching and course development.
  • Demonstrated experience in securing IRB approval for teaching effectiveness projects.

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the faculty information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A one-page statement describing your philosophy and approach to teaching.
  4. A one-page statement describing your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters. See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement.
  5. Contact information for three professional references.
Please combine the statements (items 3 and 4) into a single document and attach as “Other Document.”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Jodi Mackin
jmackin1@unl.edu

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

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

No

Organizational Location:

Default Location

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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