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Research Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology in Sensory Science and Director of the Sensory Science and Innovation Center (apply by July 15, 2012)
THE UNIVERSITY of TENNESSEE
Department of Food Science and Technology
Agricultural Experiment Station and College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Research Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology in Sensory Science and Director of the Sensory Science and Innovation Center. 12-month, non-tenure-track position; 70% Research, 30% Teaching
Responsibilities: Coordinate and manage sensory evaluation services for food and agricultural-related industries. Maintain and extend current sensory evaluation client base. Develop and maintain an extramurally-funded sensory science program with the focus areas to include sensory science and/or product development. Develop an independent and/or collaborative research program related to applied and fundamental sensory science, sensory evaluation, and product development. Participate in publishing scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in sensory science, product development, and other related areas. Advise graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students and/or serve on graduate student committees. Provide expertise to strengthen the Department’s extension programs. Participate in departmental and institutional activities.
Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Food Science or related fields with a focus on Sensory Science and Statistics. Ability to plan and conduct sensory evaluation and statistical analysis. The applicant must have demonstrated excellence in effective oral and written communication and organizational skills.
Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with industrial sensory projects and working with clients. Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding and partner with industry. Familiarity with sensory evaluation and statistical software programs. Experience in proposal-writing and relevant experience beyond the Ph.D. degree is highly desirable.Evidence of the ability to function well with and provide positive contributions to collaborative research teams is a plus.
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience. This position has funding support for a period of three years with salary support eventually taken over by funds obtained by the Center.
Benefits: Benefits available include group medical insurance, dental insurance, group and individual life insurance, long-term disability insurance, workers’ compensation, non-contributory retirement (UT makes all contributions), voluntary retirement programs, sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays and administrative leave days, unemployment compensation, educational waivers, and use of University Services. A newly constructed Food Science and Technology Building will house the Sensory Science Center with ample laboratory space to conduct a variety of sensory evaluation panels, focus groups, product development, research, and outreach related to this position.
Application: The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of plans and future goals, 4) transcripts of all college course work, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references. Please send all materials to:
Dr. Doris D’Souza, Search Chair
The University of Tennessee
Department of Food Science and Technology
2605 River Drive, Knoxville, TN
Ph: 865-974-7288; Fax: 865-974-7332; E-mail: email@example.com
Date position is available: August 15, 2012. Complete applications received by July 15, 2012 will be assured of consideration. Candidates may be required to submit to a background investigation.
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