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Assistant/Associate Professor - Meat Microbiology
Auburn University

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Meat Microbiology
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Dept of Animal Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Meat Science
    Animal Science

Job Description

TThe Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University ( is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor – Meat Microbiology. The position is a nine-month, tenure track at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will have a 70% research and 30% instruction appointment. The projected start date is January 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to develop a strong research and instructional program focused on meat microbiology. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in meat microbiology with an emphasis on sustainable production and safety of meat products. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: meat microbiology, meat processing and packaging, microbiological food safety, and molecular biology. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with existing scientists including, but not limited to, those in the Department of Animal Sciences, Poultry Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Extension specialist/agents, and industry leaders for the efficient production, safety and eating qualities of animal protein. The successful candidate will be a member of the Auburn University Food Systems Institute in the development of partnership programs. The position includes a significant appointment in undergraduate and graduate instruction in the Department of Animal Sciences Meat Science curriculum and Food Science curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include: 1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Animal or Food Science with an emphasis in meat microbiology at the time employment begins; 2) experience and training in research tools of meat microbiology and ability to independently develop and conduct research in this area; 3) demonstrated ability to teach college-level classes and/or to mentor graduate students; 4) documented evidence of extramural funding efforts. Applicants must be familiar with the FSMA and food safety standards. The candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Postdoctoral, Assistant Professor experience or equivalent industry experience. Strong written and oral communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply for this position by visiting the link: and attach the following:
1. Cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the position’s responsibilities
2. Current curriculum vita,
3. Copies of all academic transcripts
4. Statement of research interests and accomplishments
5. Statement of teaching philosophy.

When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, email addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references. Only completed application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business September 15, 2020. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Russell Muntifering, Search Committee Chair, Email:

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