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Assistant/Associate Professor of Food Processing – Tenure Track Dept. of Food Science and Tech.
University of Georgia

Date Posted Apr. 26, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Food Processing – Tenure Track Dept. of Food Science and Tech.
University University of Georgia
Athens, GA, United States
Department Food Science and Technology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Agricultural - General

The Department of Food Science and Technology at UGA is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to
develop a Research and Teaching program in food process engineering. A Ph.D. in food, agricultural, bioprocess,
chemical engineering or related field is required. Expertise in food processing technologies and food engineering
is a plus. Candidate must either demonstrate a track record (Associate Professor) or show a potential (Assistant
Professor) to obtain external funding to support their research program. The candidate must demonstrate excellent
oral and written communication competencies, interpersonal skills, and willingness to work in multidisciplinary
teams. Responsibilities: The successful applicant will provide leadership and scholarship in food processing and food engineering research and teaching. Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to): (1) obtain extramural funds to support research and teaching programs, (2) establish a strong record of scholarly activity, (3) develop and teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in the Food Science curriculum (this may also include teaching existing classes
as assigned), and (4) direct PhD and MS degree students and postdoctoral associates. The candidate will be
expected to actively participate in service activities in the Department of Food Science and Technology including
participation in global programs. The University of Georgia recognizes and supports interdisciplinary programs.
As such, the incumbent will be encouraged to collaborate with other faculty members across the Colleges of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Possible areas of
research may include (but not limited to) novel thermal and non-thermal food processing technologies, improving
efficiencies in food processing, and minimizing food losses in food processing and storage across the supply
chain, innovative engineering, processing, and packaging approaches for addressing challenges of food safety,
sustainability, and food waste. The individual in this position will be expected to achieve a record of scholarly activity as evidenced by peerreviewed publications, successful extramural funding, success in teaching university-level courses and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. For the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates do not need a minimum number of years in a lower rank unless the
initial appointment was at the instructor level ( To be considered at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date. Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here: Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at: Application Applicants must send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references that the search committee may contact, and (5) one-page summaries outlining their research, teaching visions and a diversity statement.

Application materials must be submitted through UGAJobs ( to
be considered for this position. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Abhinav Mishra
( The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating
eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin August 15, 2022, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
The University The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta ( The
university, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World
Report’s 2021 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The university is recognized as a research intensive and
community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The Department of Food Science and Technology
( is a unit of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Athens offers a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of
America’s most livable cities ( 

Appointment: 60% Research, 40% Teaching (9-month, Tenure Track)
Position Available: January 2023 - Review of applications begins August 15, 2022

  • The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity andexcellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Jessica Davis
    Food Science and Technology
    University of Georgia
    100 Cedar Street
    Room 211-D
    Athens, GA 30602
  • 706-542-1089


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