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Job Description: Assistant Professor: Food Engineering
The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. We are seeking outstanding individuals with expertise in food science, including, but not limited to:
Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates who would potentially bring expertise to complement current research areas of the food science faculty. A successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of food processing/engineering, and contributing to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion
Additional Information: Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Food Science or a related discipline. A strong interest in teaching/advising and strong oral and written communication skills are essential. The Department of Food Science places special emphasis on faculty-student interactions, participation in interdisciplinary activities, teamwork, cooperation, and industrial interactions. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum.
Application Instructions: Review of the applications will begin on November 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae; a statement on their research and teaching philosophy; a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, (identifying past experiences and future goals); and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who can evaluate their professional experience, teaching, and research abilities directly to: https://www.umass.edu/humres/job-openings. Direct Questions pertaining to this position to Lynne McLandsborough( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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