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Job ID: 187430

Food Safety Specialist
Washington State University

Date Posted Jun. 16, 2022
Title Food Safety Specialist
University Washington State University
Prosser, WA, United States
Department School of Food Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Food & Nutritional Science
    Agricultural Extension

The School of Food Science (SFS) within the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is seeking a dynamic, motivated, highly skilled and experienced problem-solving leader and researcher for a full-time, permanent 12-month tenure-track position (70% extension; 30% research) at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level at the Prosser, Washington Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an impactful and well-funded integrated extension and research program focusing on food safety with an emphasis on raw agricultural products and minimally processed foods produced in the Pacific Northwest.

Required qualification: Earned Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or a related discipline at date of hire.  Strong academic training or industry experience in food safety. A minimum of 2 years of experience in food safety-related work in a research university or industry. A record of accomplishments in extension and research commensurate with department, college, and university standards for tenure or level of rank.

Screening will begin on July 11, 2022, and will continue until position is filled.

To apply: Application must include a detailed letter of application addressing all qualification; a current curriculum vitae; statement on contributions to equity and diversity; copies of official transcripts; and name and contact information for three professional references. Reference letters will be requested from the finalists. Please contact Dr. Meijun Zhu (, 509-335-4016), Search Committee Chair, for questions about this position. For a complete position description listing all required and desired qualifications and application process, visit (R-5958).  For additional information on Washington State University, CAHNRS or SFS, visit and EEO/AA/ADA. 

  • Washington State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in education, employment, membership and contracts without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran. 

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  • Meijun Zhu
    School of Food Science
    Washington State University
  • 509-335-4016


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