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Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Food & Nutritional Science

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 70% research, 25% instruction and 5% service), which will support the research and instruction missions of the department in the Regular Title series. Primary responsibilities include developing an extramurally funded and nationally recognized research program with a focus on food chemistry, nutrition and health. The University of Kentucky’s Food Science program has a strong history of research productivity supported by nationally competitive grants from both the federal government and the food industry. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to fulfill the Food Science program’s commitment to preparing students via classroom and laboratory instruction. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the strong potential to contribute to the continued success and advancement of Food Science research. Participation with other faculty in fulfilling the mission of the department is essential. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level food science courses and recruiting/advising undergraduate and graduate students. The area of Food Systems has been designated as a Target of Opportunity by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the University of Kentucky’s Food Systems Innovation Center to provide applied research solutions and technical services to Kentucky’s food industry. Located in Lexington, KY.

Attached application materials are to include:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter)
  • Statement of both Research and Instruction interests (upload under Specific Request 1)
  • Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 2)

For questions regarding the submittal of application materials, contact UK Human Resources at (859) 257-9555 option 2. Candidate questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Youling Xiong at Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2022, or until an acceptable applicant is found.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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