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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dairy Science
Washington State University

  • Jun. 5, 2017
  • Open Until Filled
  • Fall 2017/Spring 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Pathobiology
    Food & Nutritional Science
    Dairy Science
    Biosystems Engineering
    Animal Science
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General
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Washington State University – Dairy Science Professor with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The School of Food Science (SFS), a joint program between Washington State University (WSU) and the University of Idaho (UI), is seeking a dynamic, motivated and promising scientist for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position. The position has both research and teaching responsibilities with an emphasis on dairy research, is located at WSU Pullman campus.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a high impact, well-funded research program in dairy science, and conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in dairy chemistry, processing/engineering, or microbiology; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dairy or fermentation science, food analysis, and/or other subjects within their field of expertise; serve as an advisor/mentor for students providing them with research and internship opportunities; and participate in service activities of the department, college, and university.

Required: Earned Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology, Dairy Science or related field by date of hire. Successful Associate Professor candidate must currently have Associate Professor status.

Preferred: Expertise in research on dairy-based foods, including dairy chemistry, dairy processing/engineering (i.e. filtration, whey processing, etc.), or others; expertise in teaching and course development; demonstrated oral and written English communication skills; ability to work with diverse individuals; demonstrated leadership and teamwork experience; postdoctoral research and teaching or previous food industry experience, especially in dairy; experience in forming partnerships with industry; strong research and publication record in dairy science. Successful Associate Professor candidate must have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a successful independent research program, and obtain external funding for research.

Screening will begin on June 12, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

To apply: Application materials must include: detailed letter of application addressing all qualifications, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, three professional references along with the application. Visit (search position #: 125429) and for job posting details. To find additional information on WSU, CAHNRS and SFS, visit,, and

Please contact Dr. Meijun Zhu, Search Committee Chair, at, 509-335-4016 for questions about this position. EEO/AA/ADA.

  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
    WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (
    WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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  • Dr. Meijun Zhu
    School of Food Science
    Washington State University
    PO Box 646376
    School of Food Science
    Pullman, WA 99164
  • 509-335-4016


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