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  • Assistant Professor - Food Chemistry
    Food Science and Technology
    University of Georgia

    Food Chemistry - 60% Research, 40% Teaching (9-month academic year, Tenure Track)

    The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to teach and develop a research and teaching program in the area of food chemistry. A completed PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent program is required. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding to support their research program, excellent oral and written competencies, interpersonal oral skills, and a willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams.

    The successful candidate will provide scholarship and leadership in food chemistry research and instructional activities. Specific responsibilities include: (1) teach and develop two to three undergraduate/graduate courses in the Food Science curriculum; (2) establish a strong record of scholarly activities and an extramurally funded research program; (3) direct PhD and MS degree students and postdoctoral researchers; and (4) advise undergraduates. The successful candidate will actively participate in the teaching, research, and service activities in the Department of Food Science and Technology including participation in global programs and will have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with other groups on campus and local government agencies. Possible research areas include food proteins and proteomics, food enzymes, bioactive peptides, flavor chemistry, and the impact of processing on the chemistry and quality of foods. Focus of the position is not in research areas of phytochemicals and lipids. The individual in this position will be expected to achieve a record of scholarly activity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, successful extramural funding, success in teaching university level courses, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated expertise in food chemistry is preferred. A commitment to diversity and inclusion is expected.

    Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate and graduate 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 teaching and research visions via in order to be considered for this position. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ronald B. Pegg ( or 706-542-1099. The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia.

    Starting Salary:
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Applications received by April 28, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Position Available:
    Preferred start date is August 1st, 2021

    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 (


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