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Assistant/Associate Professor of Food Science
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Food Science
University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo More About This Institution...
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Department Food Science and Nutrition More About This Department...
Application Deadline Feb. 10, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Food & Nutritional Science

The Food Science and Nutrition Department in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of Food Science. The starting date is September 10, 2020. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences has started the construction of a multidisciplinary building of $125 million that will benefit this position with seven food and nutrition research labs including a culinary suite, a sensory laboratory, two food safety laboratories, and a food chemistry and analytical laboratory.

The ideal candidate will have broad food science education including but not limited to expertise in the areas of quality assurance/control, food and beverage processing and their interrelationship with the development of foods and food safety.

The candidate’s primary teaching contribution will be in quality assurance/control and food processing; other teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate and graduate courses that may include but are not limited to food packaging, food engineering, and introductory food science, as well as dairy/dairy alternative and meat science.

Course descriptions are available at

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to pursue research and professional activities. The candidate will establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with industry and government stakeholders in the food science sector, and advise and involve undergraduate and graduate students in hands-on-learning activities. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities.

- Doctorate degree in Food Science or related field by start date.
- Experience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate student-centered learning and teaching.
- Ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, industry, government agencies, California industry and the general public.
- Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to initiate, complete, secure external funding for, and publish research.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Experience in quality assurance/control, food processing. - Industry and/or regulatory/governmental agencies experience. - Record of excellence in teaching and research. - Experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.

  • At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

  • Bree Hugins
    Food Science and Nutrition
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    1 Grand Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • 805-756-2205


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