TThe Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) 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.